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yellow jacket

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Definition of yellow jacket in English:

noun

North American informal
A wasp or hornet.
Example sentences
  • As with any type of wasp, bee, or yellow jacket, please exercise care to avoid getting stung!
  • Hornets and yellow jackets are paper wasps, too, but they build enclosed nests.
  • The grasses who will grow tall as a woman in a few months, creating habitat for yellow jackets, snakes and such.

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