hornet

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English[edit]

A hornet
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Etymology[edit]

Middle English hernet, from Old English hyrnetu, hyrnete, from Proto-Germanic *hurznutō (compare German Hornisse), alteration of Proto-Germanic *hurzulǭ (compare Dutch horzel), from Proto-Indo-European *k̑érh₂sr- (compare Welsh creyryn 'wasp', Latin crābrō 'hornet', Lithuanian širšė 'wasp', Old Church Slavonic сръшень (srŭšenĭ) 'hornet', Albanian grerë, grenzë 'wasp, hornet').

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hornet (plural hornets)

  1. A large wasp, of the genus Vespa, with a brown and yellow striped body and capable of inflicting a serious sting.

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hornet

  1. definite singular of horn