mason wasp

  1. any of several solitary wasps, as Rygchium dorsale, that construct nests of mud or clay.

Origin of mason wasp

First recorded in 1785–95

Words Nearby mason wasp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use mason wasp in a sentence

  • The mason wasp (Epipone spinipes) builds its cells and lays its eggs, one in each cell.

    The Dawn of Reason | James Weir
  • In such a bank, the mason-wasp bores a tubular gallery two or three inches deep.

    Insect Architecture | James Rennie

British Dictionary definitions for mason wasp

mason wasp

  1. a solitary wasp of the genus Odynerus that excavates its nest in sand or the mortar of old walls

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