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humblebee


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bumblebee  \Bum"ble*bee`\,  n.  [OE.  bumblen  to  make  a  humming 
  noise  (dim.  of  bum,  v.  i.)  +  bee.  Cf  {Humblebee}.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  large  bee  of  the  genus  {Bombus},  sometimes  called 
  {humblebee};  --  so  named  from  its  sound. 
 
  Note:  There  are  many  species.  All  gather  honey,  and  store  it 
  in  the  empty  cocoons  after  the  young  have  come  out 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humblebee  \Hum"ble*bee`\,  n.  [OE.  humbilbee  hombulbe  cf  D. 
  hommel,  G.  hummel,  OHG.  humbal,  Dan.  humle,  Sw  humla;  perh. 
  akin  to  hum.  [root]15.  Cf  {Bumblebee}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  The  bumblebee.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humblebee 
  n  :  robust  hairy  social  bee  of  temperate  regions  [syn:  {bumblebee}] 




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