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yellow jacket

n.
Any of several small wasps of the family Vespidae that have yellow and black markings and nest in the ground, in trees, or in buildings.

yellow jacket

n
(Animals) US and Canadian any of several social wasps of the genus Vespa, having yellow markings on the body

yel′low jack`et


n.
1. any of several paper wasps of the family Vespidae, having black and bright yellow bands.
2. Slang. a yellow capsule of phenobarbital.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.yellow jacket - a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic
barbiturate - organic compound having powerful soporific effect; overdose can be fatal
2.yellow jacket - small yellow-marked social wasp commonly nesting in the groundyellow jacket - small yellow-marked social wasp commonly nesting in the ground
hornet - large stinging paper wasp
genus Vespula, Vespula - sometimes considered a subgenus of Vespa: social wasps
Translations

yellow jacket

n avispa amarilla, (tipo de) avispa
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