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sea wasp

  

      n     (Austral)      another name for       box jellyfish  
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box jellyfish  
      n   any of various highly venomous jellyfishes of the order Cubomedusae, esp. Chironex fleckeri, of Australian tropical waters, having a cuboidal body with tentacles hanging from each of the lower corners,   (Also called (Austral))    sea wasp         

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wasp  
      n  
1    any social hymenopterous insect of the family Vespidae, esp. Vespula vulgaris (common wasp), typically having a black-and-yellow body and an ovipositor specialized for stinging  
   See also       potter wasp       hornet  
  
Related adj  
    vespine  
2    any of various solitary hymenopterans, such as the digger wasp and gall wasp  
     (Old English wæsp; related to Old Saxon waspa, Old High German wefsa, Latin vespa)  
  wasplike      adj  
  waspy      adj  
  waspily      adv  
  waspiness      n  


digger wasp  
      n   any solitary wasp of the families Sphecidae and Pamphilidae that digs nest holes in the ground, rotten wood, or a hollow stem and stocks them with live insects for the larvae  
gall wasp  
      n   any small solitary wasp of the family Cynipidae and related families that produces galls in plant tissue, which provide shelter and food for the larvae  
mason wasp  
      n   a solitary wasp of the genus Odynerus that excavates its nest in sand or the mortar of old walls  
potter wasp  
      n   any of various solitary wasps of the genus Eumenes, which construct vaselike cells of mud or clay, in which they lay their eggs: family Vespidae  
ruby-tail wasp  
      n   any of various brightly coloured wasps of the family Chrysididae, having a metallic sheen, which parasitize bees and other solitary wasps  
sand wasp  
      n   a solitary wasp of the subfamily Sphecinae, a subgroup of the digger wasps most of which nest in sandy ground  
sea wasp  
      n     (Austral)      another name for       box jellyfish  
spider-hunting wasp  
      n   any solitary wasp of the superfamily Pompiloidea, having a slender elongated body: the fast-running female hunts spiders as a food store for her larvae  
Wasp   , WASP  
      n     (in the U.S.)  
      acronym for   White Anglo-Saxon Protestant: a person descended from N European, usually Protestant stock, forming a group often considered the most dominant, privileged, and influential in American society  
wasp waist  
      n   a very slender waist, esp. one that is tightly corseted  
  wasp-waisted      adj  
wood wasp  
      n      another name for the       horntail  

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Wasp, Wasp, wasp, digger wasp

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n.
A seagrass species that is endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. Also called Neptune grass.
[Bot.] Latin: Posidonia oceanica. Another species (Posidonia australis) is endemic to Australia.
adj.
adj 1 able to live both on land and in the water, as frogs, toads, etc. 2 designed for operation on or from both water and land 3 relating to military forces and equipment organized for operations launched from the sea against an enemy shore 4 having a dual or mixed nature
n.
renewable energy obtainable on coasts based on the sea or ocean low and high tides
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