Definition of mud dauber in English:

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mud dauber

noun

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A solitary wasp that builds a mud nest typically consisting of a series of tubelike cells on an exposed surface.
  • Several genera in the family Sphecidae.
Example sentences
  • Her fly patterns are intricate, exacting, and hold the subtle variances of nature usually reserved for spider webs, mud dauber nests, and snowflakes.
  • Note: this is not mud dauber nesting material, but hornet nest.
  • The inorganic material can consist of clay nests of mud from insects (mud daubers) or birds (swallows).

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Syllabification: mud daub·er

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