paper wasp

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paper wasp

n.
Any of various social vespid wasps, especially those in the genus Polistes, that build papery nests from chewed wood pulp.
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pa′per wasp`


n.
any of several social wasps, as the yellow jacket or hornet, that construct a nest of a paperlike substance.
[1850–55.]
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Noun1.paper wasp - any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paperpaper wasp - any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper
vespid, vespid wasp - mostly social nest-building wasps
Polistes annularis - a variety of paper wasp
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