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carpenter bee

n.
Any of various solitary bees of the genus Xylocopa that bore tunnels into wood to lay their eggs.
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carpenter bee

n
(Animals) any large solitary bee of the genus Xylocopa and related genera that lays its eggs in tunnels bored into wood or in plant stems: family Apidae
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car′penter bee`


n.
any of several solitary bees of the family Apidae that build nests by boring tunnels in wood.
[1830–40]
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Noun1.carpenter bee - large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stemscarpenter bee - large solitary bee that lays eggs in tunnels bored into wood or plant stems
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
genus Xylocopa, Xylocopa - carpenter bees
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