vespine
adjective Etymology: Latin vespa wasp Date: 1843 of, relating to, or resembling wasps and especially vespid wasps

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  • vespine — [ves′pīn, ves′pin] adj. [< L vespa,WASP + INE1] of, pertaining to, or like wasps …   English World dictionary

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  • vespine — adjective Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of wasps …   Wiktionary

  • vespine — ves·pine …   English syllables

  • vespine — ves•pine [[t]ˈvɛs paɪn, pɪn[/t]] adj. ent of, pertaining to, or resembling wasps • Etymology: 1835–45; < L vesp(a) wasp+ ine I …   From formal English to slang

  • vespine — Resembling a wasp …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • vespine — /ˈvɛspaɪn/ (say vespuyn) adjective 1. of or relating to wasps. 2. wasp like. {Latin vespa wasp + ine1} …   Australian English dictionary

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