Definition of Leaf-cutting bee

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

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



Definition of Leaf-cutting bee

1. Noun. A leaf-cutter bee. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Leaf-cutting Bee

leadworks
leadwort
leadwort family
leadworts
leady
leaf
leaf-beetle
leaf-beetles
leaf-book
leaf-cutter
leaf-cutter ant
leaf-cutter ants
leaf-cutter bee
leaf-cutting
leaf-cutting ant
leaf-cutting bee (current term)
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
leaf-raking
leaf-roller
leaf-rolling

Literary usage of Leaf-cutting bee

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1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1908)
"A FOSSIL leaf-cutting bee. BY TDA COCKERELL, UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO. In the course of our excavations at Florissant, we had found more than once fossil ..."

2. The Complete Works by John Ruskin (1894)
"leaf cut by the leaf-cutting bee, true in size and shape ; a sound contribution to Natural History, so far as it reaches. Much I had to say of it, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1864)
"Notes on the leaf-cutting bee. By FW PUTNAM. (Communicated Oct. 22, 1868.) While at Bridport, Vt., I was enabled to make a few observations on the habits of ..."

4. Camp and Outing Activities by Frank Hobart Cheley, G. Cornelius Baker (1915)
"WILD BEES OF VARIOUS SORTS The leaf-cutting bee. The Burrowing Bee. The Mason Bee. ... The leaf-cutting bee: a. Building her nests of leaves. (1) Method. ..."

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