sphecid

[sfee-sid]

adjective

belonging or pertaining to the Sphecidae, a family of solitary wasps, including the mud daubers, sand wasps, etc.

noun

a sphecid wasp.

Nearby words

  1. sphaero-,
  2. sphagnous,
  3. sphagnum,
  4. sphairee,
  5. sphalerite,
  6. sphen-,
  7. sphene,
  8. sphenic,
  9. sphenion,
  10. spheno-

Origin of sphecid

< New Latin Sphecidae, equivalent to Sphec- (stem of Sphex) name of a genus (< Greek sphêx wasp) + -idae -idae; see -id2

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