Definition of Honeybee

1. Noun. Social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces.




Definition of Honeybee

1. n. Any bee of the genus Apis, which lives in communities and collects honey, esp. the common domesticated hive bee (Apis mellifica), the Italian bee (A. ligustica), and the Arabiab bee (A. fasciata). The two latter are by many entomologists considered only varieties of the common hive bee. Each swarm of bees consists of a large number of workers (barren females), with, ordinarily, one queen or fertile female, but in the swarming season several young queens, and a number of males or drones, are produced.

Definition of Honeybee

1. Noun. A species of bee, ''Apis mellifera'', often kept commercially for honey, beeswax, and pollination of crops. ¹

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Definition of Honeybee

1. a type of bee [n -S] - See also: bee

Medical Definition of Honeybee

1. Any bee of the genus Apis, which lives in communities and collects honey, especially. The common domesticated hive bee (Apis mellifica), the Italian bee (A. Ligustica), and the Arabiab bee (A. Fasciata). The two latter are by many entomologists considered only varieties of the common hive bee. Each swarm of bees consists of a large number of workers (barren females), with, ordinarily, one queen or fertile female, but in the swarming season several young queens, and a number of males or drones, are produced. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honeybee

honey mushroom
honey oil
honey plant
honey plants
honey pot
honey pots
honey trap
honey traps
honey urine
honey wagon
honey wagons
honeybadger
honeybadgers
honeybag
honeybags
honeybee (current term)
honeybees
honeybells
honeybird
honeybirds
honeybug
honeybugs
honeybun
honeybunch
honeybunnies
honeybunny
honeybuns
honeybush
honeybushes
honeycake

Literary usage of Honeybee

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1. Nature Study and Life by Clifton Fremont Hodge (1902)
"CHAPTER XIV BENEFICIAL INSECTS THE honeybee WE may begin by asking the class some bright morning in May : What did you see the bees doing, on your way to ..."

2. An Introduction to Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1910)
"CHAPTER XII THE honeybee AND BEES IN GENERAL 1. THE honeybee (Apis ... THE honeybee has been selected as a type of the Class In- secta, of the Phylum ..."

3. Elementary Lessons in Zoology: A Guide in Studying Animal Life and Structure by James George Needham (1895)
"THE honeybee. The honeybee is the best known of the Hymenoptera. It may be sought wherever there are flowers. Make a study of its foraging habits and of its ..."

4. City Homes on Country Lanes: Philosophy and Practice of the Home-in-a-garden by William Ellsworth Smythe (1921)
"OF all the intensive folk, born for the comfort of the garden home, surely the honeybee ranks first. While associated in most minds with the home in the ..."

5. Civic and Economic Biology by William Henry Atwood (1922)
"THE LIFE OF THE honeybee How has the honeybee solved the problems of animal life? We have studied the life of one of our most common plants, the goldenrod. ..."

6. The Story Hour Readers by Ida Coe, Alice Christie Dillon (1914)
"TO A honeybee "Busybody, busybody, Always on the wing. Wait a bit, where you have lit, And tell me why you sing." Up and in the air again, Flap, flap, flap! ..."

7. Practical Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1915)
"... of the silkworm and the honeybee are cochineal, lac, tannic acid, and medicines. The coloring matter known as cochineal is made from a scalelike insect ..."

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