[ ves-pee-er-ee ]
/ ˈvɛs piˌɛr i /
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noun, plural ves·pi·ar·ies.
a nest of social wasps.
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In every other respect it had precisely the same colour and fibrous texture as the walls of a vespiary.Insect Architecture|James Rennie
British Dictionary definitions for vespiary
/ (ˈvɛspɪərɪ) /
noun plural -aries
a nest or colony of social wasps or hornets
Word Origin for vespiary
C19: from Latin vespa a wasp, on the model of apiary
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