Definition of Giant hornet

1. Noun. European hornet introduced into the United States.

Exact synonyms: Vespa Crabro
Generic synonyms: Hornet

Lexicographical Neighbors of Giant Hornet

giant fern
giant fir
giant follicular lymphoblastoma
giant follicular thyroiditis
giant forest hog
giant foxtail
giant frog
giant frogs
giant fulmar
giant garlic
giant gastric folds
giant granadilla
giant helleborine
giant hives
giant hornet (current term)
giant house spider
giant hypertrophy of gastric mucosa
giant hyssop
giant kangaroo
giant kettle
giant lizard
giant lymph node hyperplasia
giant magnetoresistance
giant melanosome
giant moa
giant molecule
giant molecules
giant northwest shipworm
giant osteoid osteoma

Literary usage of Giant hornet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Song of Three Friends by John Gneisenau Neihardt (1919)
"His eyes drank deep; but when his mouth would drink, A giant hornet from the other shore — The generating center of a roar That shook the world — snarled by ..."

2. The Budget Report of the State Board of Finance and Control to the General by Governor, Connecticut Board of Finance and Control, Connecticut, Board of Finance and Control (1918)
"Twigs Girdled by the giant hornet On June 17, some small hard wood twigs, ... This appeared to be the work of the giant hornet, Vespa crabro Linn., ..."

3. The Throwback: A Romance of the Southwest by Alfred Henry Lewis (1906)
"Like some sinister ray of light, the heavy blade came glancing through the air! It whizzed by Moonlight's cheek like a giant hornet. ..."

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