mud dauber


noun

any of several wasps of the family Sphecidae that build a nest of mud cells and provision it with spiders or insects.

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Origin of mud dauber

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for mud dauber

mud dauber

noun

any of various wasps of the family Sphecidae, that construct cells of mud or clay in which they lay their eggs and store live insects as food for the developing larvaeSee also digger wasp
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