Definition of Royal jelly

1. Noun. A secretion of the pharyngeal glands of bees that is fed to very young larvae and to bees destined to be queens.

Generic synonyms: Secretion



Definition of Royal jelly

1. Noun. A substance secreted by bees to aid in the development of immature or young bees, called royal jelly because it is supplied in extra measure to those young that will become queen bees. ¹

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Literary usage of Royal jelly

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1. Guide to the Study of Insects: And a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"Kleine takes "an unsealed royal cell — which usually contains an excess of royal jelly — and removes from it a portion of the jelly, on the point of a knife ..."

2. Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1876)
"Kleine takes " an unsealed royal cell—-which usually contains an excess of royal jelly — and removes from it a portion of the jelly, on the point of a knife ..."

3. Guide to the Study of Insects, and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1870)
"Kleine takes "an unsealed royal cell — which usually contains an excess of royal jelly — and removes from it a portion of the jelly, on the point of a knife ..."

4. Guide to the Study of Insects and a Treatise on Those Injurious and by Alpheus Spring Packard (1878)
"Kleine takes "an unsealed royal cell — which usually contains an excess of royal jelly—and removes from it a portion of the jelly, on the point of a ..."

5. Alfalfa, Grasshoppers, Bees: Their Relationship: A Report of the Field-work by Samuel John Hunter, A. H. Duff (1899)
"royal jelly is a milk-like substance secreted in a gland within the head of the ... The embryo queens are more favored and this royal jelly is lavished upon ..."

6. Select Reviews of Literature, and Spirit of Foreign Magazines edited by Enos Bronson (1809)
"He observes, that fertile workers appear in those hives only that have lost the queen, and where, of course, a quantity of royal jelly is prepared for ..."

7. The London Magazine by John Scott, John Taylor (1827)
"This royal jelly is a pungent food prepared by the working bees, ... She will suffer no bee nurtured with the royal jelly, and thus qualified for ..."

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