vespine

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

adjective

of or relating to wasps.
resembling a wasp.

Nearby words

  1. vespertide,
  2. vespertilionine,
  3. vespertine,
  4. vespiary,
  5. vespid,
  6. vespucci,
  7. vespucci, amerigo,
  8. vessel,
  9. vessel element,
  10. vest

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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