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Any of various social vespid wasps, especially those in the genus Polistes, that build papery nests from chewed wood pulp.
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any of several social wasps, as the yellow jacket or hornet, that construct a nest of a paperlike substance.
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|Noun||1.||paper wasp - any of several social wasps that construct nests of a substance like paper|
Polistes annularis - a variety of paper wasp
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