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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yel′low jack`et(n.)

  1. any of several paper wasps of the family Vespidae, having black and bright yellow bands.

    Category: Entomology

  2. Slang. a yellow capsule of phenobarbital.

    Category: Pharmacology, Status (usage)

Origin of yellow jacket:

1790–1800, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pentobarbital sodium, pentobarbital, Nembutal, yellow jacket(noun)

    a barbiturate (trade name Nembutal) used as a sedative and hypnotic and antispasmodic

  2. yellow jacket, yellow hornet, Vespula maculifrons(noun)

    small yellow-marked social wasp commonly nesting in the ground


  1. Yellow Jacket

    Yellow Jacket is an unincorporated town and a U.S. post office located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. The Yellow Jacket post office has the ZIP Code 81335.


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