Africanized bee

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Noun1.Africanized bee - a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybeeAfricanized 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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Weir said officials are still not sure whether the attack was by Africanised bees, but indicated that samples of the bees were collected, and they are awaiting DNA identification to confirm the species.
Africanised bees are hybrids of European honey bees and A.
"This hybrid shows a higher propensity to sting than Africanised bees.