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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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I think I'll pass on The Swarm just in case someone releases killer bees.
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Though killer bees have readily displaced long-established European honeybees in Central America and the southern United States, the invaders don't outperform the invaded in lab tests of learning and memory, says Margaret Couvillon of the University of Sussex in Brighton, England.
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London, November 20 (ANI): In a new study, scientists have determined that killer bees may be among the most feared of all insects because of their sting, but they aren't too smart.