- any of several mason wasps, especially of the genus Eumenes, that construct a juglike nest of mud.
Origin of potter wasp
An Americanism dating back to 1875–80
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- 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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