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Definition: potter wasp
n : any of various solitary wasps that construct vase-shaped
cells of mud for their eggs
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Definition: Potter wasp
, n. [Cf. F. potier.]
1. One whose occupation is to make earthen vessels. --Ps. ii.
The potter heard, and stopped his wheel.
2. One who hawks crockery or earthenware. [Prov. Eng.] --De
3. One who pots meats or other eatables.
4. (Zo["o]l.) The red-bellied terrapin. See Terrapin
(Med.), emphysema of the lungs; -- so
called because very prevalent among potters. --Parkers.
. See under Clay
, a public burial place, especially in a
city, for paupers, unknown persons, and criminals; -- so
named from the field south of Jerusalem, mentioned in
--Matt. xxvii. 7.
. See Alquifou
, a horizontal revolving disk on which the
clay is molded into form with the hands or tools. “My
thoughts are whirled like a potter's wheel.”
(Zo["o]l.), a small solitary wasp (Eumenes fraternal
) which constructs a globular nest of mud and
sand in which it deposits insect larv[ae], such as
cankerworms, as food for its young.
, n. [OE. waspe, AS. w[ae]ps, w[ae]fs; akin to D.
wesp, G. wespe, OHG. wafsa, wefsa, Lith. vapsa gadfly, Russ.
osa wasp, L. vespa, and perhaps to E. weave.] (Zo["o]l.)
Any one of numerous species of stinging hymenopterous
insects, esp. any of the numerous species of the genus
, which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of
which are called yellow jackets
Note: The social wasps make a complex series of combs, of a
substance like stiff paper, often of large size, and
protect them by a paperlike covering. The larv[ae] are
reared in the cells of the combs, and eat insects and
insect larv[ae] brought to them by the adults, but the
latter feed mainly on the honey and pollen of flowers,
and on the sweet juices of fruit. See Illust. in
, any one of numerous species of solitary wasps
that make their nests in burrows which they dig in the
ground, as the sand wasps. See Sand wasp
, under Sand
. See under Mud
. See under Potter
, a species of fly resembling a wasp, but without a