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vespine

[ ves-pahyn, -pin ]
/ ˈvɛs paɪn, -pɪn /
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adjective
of or relating to wasps.
resembling a wasp.
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Origin of vespine

First recorded in 1835–45; from Latin vesp(a) “wasp” + -ine adjective suffix; see origin at 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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