Definition of Propolis

1. n. Same as Bee glue, under Bee.



Definition of Propolis

1. Noun. An aromatic glue-like substance produced by honeybees from tree resin, waxes, and their own secretions, used in the construction of their hives. ¹

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Definition of Propolis

1. a resinous substance used as a cement by bees [n -LISES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Propolis

propmakers
propman
propmaster
propmasters
propmen
propodia
propodial
propodite
propodites
propodium
propofol
propogate
propogated
propogates
propogating
propolis (current term)
propolises
propone
proponed
proponency
proponent
proponents
propones
proponing
proport
proportion
proportionable
proportionably
proportional
proportional analogy

Literary usage of Propolis

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1. Insect Architecture by James Rennie (1830)
"speedily secured with threads of propolis, while some were also put on the orifices; ... This is not the only use to which bees apply the propolis. ..."

2. The Natural History of Bees.: Comprehending the Uses and Economical by James Duncan (1840)
"The name propolis* given to this substance by the ancients, proves that the use the bees ... They formed a border of propolis round the edge of the shell, ..."

3. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1856)
"propolis: FIVE REMEDIES. - Honey would be held in no less esteem than laser, were it not for ... First of all, there is the propolis,91 which we find in the ..."

4. An Introduction to Entomology: Or, Elements of the Natural History of by William Kirby, William Spence (1843)
"... the reader will do well to consult Dr. Sevan's very interesting work on the Honey Bee. * Huber, ii. 260. 5 Insect. Theatr. 36. Schirach, 241. propolis ..."

5. Alfalfa, Grasshoppers, Bees: Their Relationship: A Report of the Field-work by Samuel John Hunter, A. H. Duff (1899)
"The bee is capable of bringing to his hive four things : Bee-bread, propolis or bee-glue, royal jelly, and honey. In addition to these, the bee carries, ..."

6. Dr. Chase's Family Physician, Farrier, Bee-keeper, and Second Receipt Book by Alvin Wood Chase (1874)
"The gloves are very expensive, as they soon wear out from contact with the Bee-glue, or propolis. I find a pair of woolen mittens, with thumb and finger as ..."

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