potter wasp


noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pott's disease,
  2. pott's fracture,
  3. pottage,
  4. potted,
  5. potter,
  6. potter's clay,
  7. potter's facies,
  8. potter's field,
  9. potter's syndrome,
  10. potter's wheel

Origin of potter wasp

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for potter wasp

potter wasp

noun

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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