calabrone

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Italian[edit]

Un calabrone – A hornet

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from a Vulgar Latin form *carabriōnem, from Latin crābrōnem, accusative form of crābrō, from Proto-Italic *krāzrō, from a Proto-Indo-European form *krH-s-r-o, from the root *ḱerh₂- (head).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ka.laˈbro.ne/, [käl̺äˈbr̺o̞ːn̺e]
  • Hyphenation: ca‧la‧bró‧ne

Noun[edit]

calabrone m (plural calabroni)

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  1. European hornet (Vespa crabro)

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References[edit]

  • calabrone in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana