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sphecid

[ sfee-sid ]
/ ˈsfi sɪd /
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adjective

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

noun

a sphecid wasp.

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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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