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bum·ble·bee

 (bŭm′bəl-bē′)
n.
Any of various large, hairy, often black and yellow bees of the genus Bombus that nest in underground colonies.

[bumble + bee.]

bumblebee

(ˈbʌmbəlˌbiː) or

humblebee

n
(Animals) any large hairy social bee of the genus Bombus and related genera, of temperate regions: family Apidae
[C16: from bumble2 + bee1]

bum′ble•bee`

or bum′ble bee`,



n.
any of several large, hairy social bees of the family Apidae.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bumblebee - robust hairy social bee of temperate regionsbumblebee - robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
Bombus, genus Bombus - bumblebees
Translations
čmelák
humlebi
burdo
kimalainen
bumbar
dongóposzméh
hunangsfluga
マルハナバチ
호박벌
kamanė
bondar
čmeľ
čmrlj
bumbarбумбар
humla
ผึ้งมีขนตัวใหญ่
джміль
ong nghệ

bumblebee

[ˈbʌmblbiː] Nabejorro m

bumblebee

[ˈbʌmbəlbiː] nbourdon m

bumblebee

nHummel f

bumblebee

[ˈbʌmblˌbiː] n (Zool) → bombo

bumblebee

نَحْلَة ضَخْمَة čmelák humlebi Hummel μπούμπουρας abejorro kimalainen bourdon bumbar bombo マルハナバチ 호박벌 hommel humle trzmiel abelhão шмель humla ผึ้งมีขนตัวใหญ่ hezen arısı ong nghệ 大蜜蜂
References in classic literature ?
Drones, bumblebees, wasps, and butterflies knock awkwardly against the walls of the hive in their flight.
The steamboats skimming along under the stupendous precipices were diminished by distance to the daintiest little toys, the sailboats and rowboats to shallops proper for fairies that keep house in the cups of lilies and ride to court on the backs of bumblebees.
Agafea Mihalovna went out on tiptoe; the nurse let down the blind, chased a fly out from under the muslin canopy of the crib, and a bumblebee struggling on the window-frame, and sat down waving a faded branch of birch over the mother and the baby.
I am no more lonely than a single mullein or dandelion in a pasture, or a bean leaf, or sorrel, or a horse-fly, or a bumblebee.
I was thanking my stars that I'd learned to make nice buttonholes, when the parlor door opened and shut, and someone began to hum, Kennst Du Das Land, like a big bumblebee.
Bumblebees in the agricultural landscape of Estonia.
Plate 16 illustrates the color pattern on the dorsal surface of male and female species of bumblebees in the United Kingdom.
Adam Federman's story on the decimation of North American bumblebees ("Plight of the Bumblebee," Autumn 2009) made me wonder one thing.
Experts say the international rescue mission will not only protect short-haired bumblebees, but it will also give existing bee populations, which are under threat and dwindling all the time, a boost.
Bumblebees will even work in light mist or fog while the honeybee is home shivering in his hive.
Hay meadows and clover leys are now seldom seen in today's farmland, leaving little for bumblebees to feed on, so both farmers and conservationists need to do what they can to help.