Definition of Humblebees

1. Noun. (plural of humblebee) ¹



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Definition of Humblebees

1. humblebee [n] - See also: humblebee

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humblebees

humanzees
humas
humate
humates
humation
humations
humberstonite
humbird
humbirds
humble
humble-bee
humble-bees
humble pie
humble plant
humblebee
humblebees (current term)
humbled
humblehead
humbleness
humblenesses
humbler
humblers
humbles
humblest
humbleth
humbling
humblingly
humblings
humbly

Literary usage of Humblebees

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1. Elementary English Composition: Designed for Use in the Highest Grammar by Tuley Francis Huntington (1907)
"humblebees alone visit red clover, as other bees cannot reach the nectar. It has been suggested that moths may fertilize the clovers; but I doubt whether ..."

2. Dictionary of Scientific Illustrations and Symbols: Moral Truths Mirrored in (1894)
"Like the humblebees, we may accomplish unpremeditated service, and be, like them, quite ignorant of the fact. Mr. Darwin believes, from observations made ..."

3. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"Like their allies, these bees are solitary, and, like humblebees, are much infested by parasites. Finally, we have iI, 2. ..."

4. The Gentleman's Magazine (1881)
"But clover owes its continuance to humblebees; humblebees in turn are killed by field-mice, whilst cats extirpate the rodents ; and as old maids conserve ..."

5. Familiar Lectures on Botany, Practical, Elementary and Physiological: With by Lincoln Phelps (1837)
"A botanist* says, " I have often observed hun- of the common humblebees lying dead under these trees while rer." This is not the only example of fatal ..."

6. The Kansas University Science Bulletin by University of Kansas (1902)
"A smaller insect than the preceding one, but obtained pollen in the same manner.7 No humblebees were taken around Lawrence, although many were noticed ..."

7. Chapters on Evolution by Andrew Wilson (1883)
"The presence of humblebees is well-nigh an absolute necessity for the continuance of the heartsease (Viola ... But clover owes its continuance to humblebees ..."

8. An Introduction to Zoology by Robert William Hegner (1910)
"Humble- bees alone visit red clover, as other bees cannot reach the nectar, — hence we may infer as highly probable, that, if the whole genus of humblebees ..."

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