mason wasp


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mason wasp

n.
Any of various solitary vespid wasps, especially of the subfamily Eumeninae, that build nests of mud.

mason wasp

n
(Animals) a solitary wasp of the genus Odynerus that excavates its nest in sand or the mortar of old walls

ma′son wasp`


n.
any of several solitary wasps, as Rygchium dorsale, that construct nests of mud or clay.
[1785–95]
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Noun1.mason wasp - solitary wasp that constructs nests of hardened mud or clay for the youngmason wasp - solitary wasp that constructs nests of hardened mud or clay for the young
sphecoid, sphecoid wasp - any of various solitary wasps
2.mason wasp - any of various solitary wasps that construct nests of hardened mud for their young
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
Eumenes, genus Eumenes - mason wasps
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For example, look at this mason wasp - she uses mud and spit to build a nest with a long entrance.