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solitary wasp

any of numerous wasps, as the sand wasps or mud wasps, that do not live in a community.
Compare social wasp.
Origin of solitary wasp
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A solitary wasp, a slender creature in black and gold, quick and emotional, had made a cabin of one of the holes in the timber.

    Old Junk H. M. Tomlinson

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