killer bee


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killer bee

killer bee

n
(Animals) an African honeybee, or one of its hybrids originating in Brazil, that is extremely aggressive when disturbed

Af′rican hon′eybee


n.
a small, highly mobile honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii, of S Africa, that swarms readily when disturbed and is capable of stinging repeatedly. Compare Africanized honeybee.
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Noun1.killer bee - an investment banker who devises strategies to make a target company less attractive for takeoverkiller bee - an investment banker who devises strategies to make a target company less attractive for takeover
investment banker, underwriter - a banker who deals chiefly in underwriting new securities
2.killer bee - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybeekiller bee - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas
Apis mellifera, honeybee - social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces
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It just goes to show that you can be a killer bee all you like, but you still have to respond to the natural scent of your species,'' he says.