Etymology
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Vespa (n.)

1950, proprietary name of an Italian make of motor scooter, first produced 1946, from Italian, literally "wasp," from Latin vespa (see wasp). Rival brand was Lambretta.

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Definitions of Vespa

Vespa (n.)
type genus of the Vespidae: various hornets and yellow jackets;
Synonyms: genus Vespa
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