Vespula vulgaris(redirected from common wasp)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Vespula vulgaris(vĕs′pūl-ă vūl-gār′ĭs) [NL., common (little) wasp]
The scientific name for the yellow jacket. The yellow jacket is a black-and-yellow-striped stinging wasp whose venom, abbreviated Ves v by the World Health Organization, may cause anaphylaxis in susceptible individuals.