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American English: /ˈhɔrnət/
British English: /ˈhɔːnɪt/

Translation of hornet in Spanish:


  • to stir up a hornet's nest
    armar mucho revuelo
    alborotar el avispero or el gallinero (South America) [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Bites from bees, wasps, hornets, yellow jackets and fire ants are typically the most troublesome.
    • The insects most likely to cause allergic reactions are wasps, honeybees, hornets, yellow jackets and ants.
    • South African paper wasps, or hornets as they are also called, are often encountered underneath overhangs such as the eaves of roofs but do not form very big groups.
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