Definition of Bumblebee

1. Noun. Robust hairy social bee of temperate regions.

Exact synonyms: Humblebee
Generic synonyms: Bee
Group relationships: Bombus, Genus Bombus



Definition of Bumblebee

1. n. A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so named from its sound.

Definition of Bumblebee

1. Noun. Any of several species of large bee in the genus ''Bombus''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bumblebee

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Medical Definition of Bumblebee

1. A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; so named from its sound. There are many species. All gather honey, and store it in the empty cocoons after the young have come out. Origin: OE. Bumblen to make a humming noise (dim. Of bum, v.i) + bee. Cf. Humblebee. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bumblebee

bumbags
bumbailiff
bumbailiffs
bumbard
bumbards
bumbast
bumbaze
bumbazed
bumbazes
bumbazing
bumbershoot
bumbershoots
bumble
bumble-bee
bumble-bees
bumblebee (current term)
bumblebees
bumbleberry pie
bumbleberry pies
bumbled
bumbledom
bumbledoms
bumbler
bumblers
bumbles
bumbling
bumblingly
bumblings
bumbo
bumboat

Literary usage of Bumblebee

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1. American Wit and Humor by Joel Chandler Harris (1907)
"The proffit don't seem to be in the hunny, nor in the bumblebee neither. They bild their nest in the ground, or enny whare else they take a ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE bumblebee Teacher's Story Thou, in sunny solitudes. Rover of the underwoods, The green silence dost replace With thy mellow, breezy bass. —EMERSON. ..."

3. Elementary Lessons in Zoology: A Guide in Studying Animal Life and Structure by James George Needham (1895)
"A half hour spent in studying the bumblebee among the flowers from which it feeds ... Watch a bumblebee on a head of red clover. See how roughly it tramples ..."

4. Life-zone Indicators in California by Harvey Monroe Hall, Marcos Sastre, William Hamilton Gibson, Joseph Grinnell (1919)
"What, then, is our mock bumblebee ? It is, in truth, no bee at all, but a rapacious robber fly, ... reason has wonderfully disguised as a bumblebee. ..."

5. The Young and Field Literary Readers by Ella Flagg Young, Walter Taylor Field (1916)
"The bumblebee, the bumblebee, He flew away from the tulip tree; But he made a mistake, And flew into the lake, And he never got home to his early tea. ..."

6. Folk Songs by John Williamson Palmer (1861)
"FINE bumblebee, fine bumblebee ! Where thou art is clime for me; Let them sail for Porto Rique, Far-off heats through seas to seek, I will follow thec alone ..."

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