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vespine

[ves-pahyn, -pin]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to wasps.
  2. resembling a wasp.
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Origin of vespine

1835–45; < Latin vesp(a) wasp + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for vespine

vespine

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a wasp or wasps
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin vespa a wasp
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