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honeybee


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honeybee  \Hon"ey*bee`\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  bee  of  the  genus  {Apis},  which  lives  in  communities  and 
  collects  honey,  esp.  the  common  domesticated  hive  bee  ({Apis 
  mellifica}),  the  Italian  bee  ({A.  ligustica}),  and  the 
  Arabiab  bee  ({A.  fasciata}).  The  two  latter  are  by  many 
  entomologists  considered  only  varieties  of  the  common  hive 
  bee.  Each  swarm  of  bees  consists  of  a  large  number  of  workers 
  (barren  females),  with  ordinarily,  one  queen  or  fertile 
  female,  but  in  the  swarming  season  several  young  queens,  and 
  a  number  of  males  or  drones,  are  produced. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honeybee 
  n  :  social  bee  often  domesticated  for  the  honey  it  produces 
  [syn:  {Apis  mellifera}] 




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