potter wasp


noun
  1. any of several mason wasps, especially of the genus Eumenes, that construct a juglike nest of mud.

Origin of potter wasp

1
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for potter wasp

potter wasp

noun
  1. any of various solitary wasps of the genus Eumenes, which construct vaselike cells of mud or clay, in which they lay their eggs: family Vespidae

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