Definition of Leaf-cutter bee

1. Noun. Bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest.

Exact synonyms: Leaf-cutter, Leaf-cutting Bee
Generic synonyms: Bee
Group relationships: Genus Megachile, Megachile



Definition of Leaf-cutter bee

1. Noun. A bee of the family ''Megachilidae'' that cuts fragments from leaves and uses them to build its nest. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf-cutter Bee

leadup
leadups
leadwork
leadworks
leadwort
leadwort family
leadworts
leady
leaf
leaf-beetle
leaf-beetles
leaf-book
leaf-cutter
leaf-cutter ant
leaf-cutter ants
leaf-cutter bee (current term)
leaf-cutting
leaf-cutting ant
leaf-cutting bee
leaf-foot bug
leaf-footed
leaf-footed bug
leaf-green
leaf-hopper
leaf-miner
leaf-nosed
leaf-nosed bat
leaf-nosed snake
leaf-peeper
leaf-peepers

Literary usage of Leaf-cutter bee

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1. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"... THE leaf-cutter bee Teacher's Story NE beautiful day in late June when I was picking some roses, ..."

2. Interesting Neighbors by Oliver Peebles Jenkins (1922)
"... ;!i'-J-^J bush which smelling One day j were looking looked a , leaf -cutter bee. >i taken out of I: it with small , for why y the mystery ^looked some- ..."

3. A Tour Round My Garden by Alphonse Karr (1855)
"1HE CADDIS—ASPECTS OF DEATH—PLOWING WATER—DRESS—THE leaf-cutter bee. AT the bottom of the rivulet are little morsels of reeds, little sticks of a few lines ..."

4. A Tour Round My Garden by Alphonse Karr (1855)
"... leaf-cutter bee. i AT the bottom of the rivulet are little morsels of reeds, little sticks of a few lines in length, which have nothing left but the ..."

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