- any of numerous, mostly colonial, nest-building wasps of the family Vespidae, as the yellow jackets, hornets, and mason wasps.
- belonging or pertaining to the family Vespidae.
Origin of vespid
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The Hornet is the largest European species of the family of the Vespid.The Insect World
- any hymenopterous insect of the family Vespidae, including the common wasps and hornets
- of, relating to, or belonging to the family Vespidae
C19: from New Latin Vespidae, from Latin vespa a wasp