Mud-Dauber and Wasp

Mud-Dauber

Mud dauber (sometimes called "dirt dauber," "dirt digger," "dirt dobber," "dirt diver", or "mud wasp") is a name commonly applied to a number of wasps from either the family Sphecidae or Crabronidae that build their nests from mud.

mud dauber n : wasp that constructs mud cells on a solid base in which females place eggs laid in paralyzed insect larvae

mud-dauber \mud"-daub`er\, mud dauber \mud" daub`er\, n. A wasp of the family {Sphegidae} ({Sphecidae}) which builds a nest of mud and stores insects and spiders in it; a digger-wasp. [PJC]

mud-dauber \mud"-daub`er\, mud dauber \mud" daub`er\, n. A wasp of the family {Sphegidae} ({Sphecidae}) which builds a nest of mud and stores insects and spiders in it; a digger-wasp. [PJC]

Mud \Mud\ (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish ({Acantharchum pomotis} or {Acantharchus pomotis}) of the Eastern United States. It produces a deep grunting note. {Mud bath}, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for disease. {Mud boat}, a large flatboat used in dredging. {Mud cat}. See {mud cat} in the vocabulary. {Mud crab} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine crabs of the genus {Panopeus}. {Mud dab} (Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See {Flounder}, and {Dab}. {Mud dauber} (Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp; the {mud-dauber}. {Mud devil} (Zo["o]l.), the fellbender. {Mud drum} (Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into which sediment and mud in the water can settle for removal. {Mud eel} (Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian ({Siren lacertina}), found in the Southern United States. It has persistent external gills and only the anterior pair of legs. See {Siren}. {Mud frog} (Zo["o]l.), a European frog ({Pelobates fuscus}). {Mud hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American coot ({Fulica Americana}). (b) The clapper rail. {Mud lark}, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud. [Slang] {Mud minnow} (Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish of the genus {Umbra}, as {Umbra limi}. The genus is allied to the pickerels. {Mud plug}, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler. {Mud puppy} (Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus. {Mud scow}, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat. [U.S.] {Mud turtle}, {Mud tortoise} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States. {Mud wasp} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to {Pep[ae]us}, and allied genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached, side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings, etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve as food for the larva. Called also {mud dauber}. [1913 Webster]

Mud \Mud\ (m[u^]d), n. [Akin to LG. mudde, D. modder, G. moder mold, OSw. modd mud, Sw. modder mother, Dan. mudder mud. Cf. {Mother} a scum on liquors.] Earth and water mixed so as to be soft and adhesive. [1913 Webster] {Mud bass} (Zo["o]l.), a fresh-water fish ({Acantharchum pomotis} or {Acantharchus pomotis}) of the Eastern United States. It produces a deep grunting note. {Mud bath}, an immersion of the body, or some part of it, in mud charged with medicinal agents, as a remedy for disease. {Mud boat}, a large flatboat used in dredging. {Mud cat}. See {mud cat} in the vocabulary. {Mud crab} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several American marine crabs of the genus {Panopeus}. {Mud dab} (Zo["o]l.), the winter flounder. See {Flounder}, and {Dab}. {Mud dauber} (Zo["o]l.), a mud wasp; the {mud-dauber}. {Mud devil} (Zo["o]l.), the fellbender. {Mud drum} (Steam Boilers), a drum beneath a boiler, into which sediment and mud in the water can settle for removal. {Mud eel} (Zo["o]l.), a long, slender, aquatic amphibian ({Siren lacertina}), found in the Southern United States. It has persistent external gills and only the anterior pair of legs. See {Siren}. {Mud frog} (Zo["o]l.), a European frog ({Pelobates fuscus}). {Mud hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American coot ({Fulica Americana}). (b) The clapper rail. {Mud lark}, a person who cleans sewers, or delves in mud. [Slang] {Mud minnow} (Zo["o]l.), any small American fresh-water fish of the genus {Umbra}, as {Umbra limi}. The genus is allied to the pickerels. {Mud plug}, a plug for stopping the mudhole of a boiler. {Mud puppy} (Zo["o]l.), the menobranchus. {Mud scow}, a heavy scow, used in dredging; a mud boat. [U.S.] {Mud turtle}, {Mud tortoise} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of fresh-water tortoises of the United States. {Mud wasp} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to {Pep[ae]us}, and allied genera, which construct groups of mud cells, attached, side by side, to stones or to the woodwork of buildings, etc. The female places an egg in each cell, together with spiders or other insects, paralyzed by a sting, to serve as food for the larva. Called also {mud dauber}. [1913 Webster]

Wasp

The term wasp is typically defined as any insect of the order Hymenoptera and suborder Apocrita that is neither a bee nor an ant.

WASP n 1: a white person of Anglo-Saxon ancestry who belongs to a Protestant denomination [syn: {white Anglo-Saxon Protestant}] 2: social or solitary hymenopterans typically having a slender body with the abdomen attached by a narrow stalk and having a formidable sting

WASP Web stAndardS Project (WWW, W3C)

41 Moby Thesaurus words for "WASP": American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, black, black man, blackfellow, boy, brown man, burrhead, colored person, coon, darky, gook, honky, jigaboo, jungle bunny, nigger, niggra, ofay, paleface, pygmy, red man, redskin, slant-eye, spade, the Man, white, white man, whitey, yellow man

Wasp \Wasp\, n. [OE. waspe, AS. w[ae]ps, w[ae]fs; akin to D. wesp, G. wespe, OHG. wafsa, wefsa, Lith. vapsa gadfly, Russ. osa wasp, L. vespa, and perhaps to E. weave.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of stinging hymenopterous insects, esp. any of the numerous species of the genus {Vespa}, which includes the true, or social, wasps, some of which are called {yellow jackets}. [1913 Webster] Note: The social wasps make a complex series of combs, of a substance like stiff paper, often of large size, and protect them by a paperlike covering. The larv[ae] are reared in the cells of the combs, and eat insects and insect larv[ae] brought to them by the adults, but the latter feed mainly on the honey and pollen of flowers, and on the sweet juices of fruit. See Illust. in Appendix. [1913 Webster] {Digger wasp}, any one of numerous species of solitary wasps that make their nests in burrows which they dig in the ground, as the sand wasps. See {Sand wasp}, under {Sand}. {Mud wasp}. See under {Mud}. {Potter wasp}. See under {Potter}. {Wasp fly}, a species of fly resembling a wasp, but without a sting. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • mud-dauber: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • mud-dauber: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • mud-dauber: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • mud-dauber: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • mud-dauber: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • wasp: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • wasp: Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (Version 1.9, June 2002)
  • wasp: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • wasp: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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