vespine

[ ves-pahyn, -pin ]
/ ˈvɛs paɪn, -pɪn /

adjective

of or relating to wasps.
resembling a wasp.

Origin of vespine

1835–45; < Latin vesp(a) wasp + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for vespine

vespine

/ (ˈvɛspaɪn) /

adjective

of, relating to, or resembling a wasp or wasps

Word Origin for vespine

C19: from Latin vespa a wasp
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