vespiary (n.) "wasp's nest," 1817, from L. vespa "wasp" (see WASP (Cf. wasp)) on model of APIARY (Cf. apiary).

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  • Vespiary — Ves pi*a*ry, n. [L. vespa a wasp.] A nest, or habitation, of insects of the wasp kind. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vespiary — [ves′pē er΄ē] n. pl. vespiaries [< L vespa,WASP + (AP)IARY] a nest or colony of social wasps …   English World dictionary

  • vespiary — /ves pee er ee/, n., pl. vespiaries. a nest of social wasps. [1810 20; < L vesp(a) WASP + (AP)IARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • vespiary — noun a) A nest built by a social wasp species. b) A colony of wasps living in such a nest …   Wiktionary

  • vespiary — n. wasp nest …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vespiary — ves·pi·ary …   English syllables

  • vespiary — /ˈvɛspjəri/ (say vespyuhree) noun (plural vespiaries) a wasp s nest. {Latin vespa wasp + iary, as in apiary} …   Australian English dictionary

  • vespiary —   n. wasps nest.    ♦ vespid, n. social wasp.    ♦ vespine, a. pertaining to or like wasps …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • vespiary — n. (pl. ies) a nest of wasps. Etymology: irreg. f. L vespa wasp, after apiary …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nest — For other uses, see Nest (disambiguation). A bird s nest A nest is a place of refuge to hold an animal s eggs and/or provide a place to live or raise offspring. They are usually made of some organic material such as twigs, grass, and leaves; or… …   Wikipedia

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