vespine

[ ves-pahyn, -pin ]

adjective
  1. of or relating to wasps.

  2. resembling a wasp.

Origin of vespine

1
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
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a wasp or wasps

Origin of vespine

1
C19: from Latin vespa a wasp

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