hornet definition

  • noun:
    • some of different large stinging wasps associated with family Vespidae, chiefly associated with genera Vespa and Vespula, that characteristically develop large papery nests.
    • a sizable wasp, for the genus Vespa, with a brown and yellow striped human anatomy and with the capacity of inflicting a serious sting.
    • A large, strong wasp. The European species (Vespa crabro) is of a dark brown and yellow color. It is extremely pugnacious, as well as its sting is quite serious. Its nest is constructed of a paperlike material, while the levels of comb are hung together by articles. The American white-faced hornet (Vespa maculata) is larger and contains comparable practices.
    • An insect for the wasp household, of genus Vespa, much larger and more powerful than wasps of various other types, and with the capacity of inflicting a more serious and painful sting.
    • Figuratively, an individual who annoys by regular and persistent petty assaults.
    • huge stinging report wasp

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