bald-faced hornet

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Noun1.bald-faced hornet - North American hornetbald-faced hornet - North American hornet    
hornet - large stinging paper wasp
References in classic literature ?
Imagine, if you can, a bald-faced hornet of your earthly experience grown to the size of a prize Hereford bull, and you will have some faint conception of the ferocious appearance and awesome formidability of the winged monster that bore down upon me.
A bald-faced hornet sting releases poison that contains acetylcholine, a chemical that creates pain in your body.
On the north side of our house, where the paint is peeling, I see a bald-faced hornet has returned to a favored patch of exposed wood.