Definition of vespiary in English:


Syllabification: ves·pi·ar·y
Pronunciation: /ˈvespēˌerē

noun (plural vespiaries)

  • A nest of wasps.
    More example sentences
    • The buzz of wasps and the bees in the vespiary were all the chaos she had ever experienced.
    • It is said the drone also keeps the vespiary clean, clearing away all rubbish and carrying out dead bodies.
    • You shouldn't approach beehives and vespiaries.


early 19th century: formed irregularly from Latin vespa 'wasp', on the pattern of apiary.

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