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Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of bees.

[From Latin apis, bee.]
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(Zoology) of, relating to, or resembling bees
[C19: from Latin apiānus, from apis bee]
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(ˈeɪ pi ən)

of or pertaining to bees.
[1860–65; < Latin api(s) bee + -an1]
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Adj.1.apian - relating to or having the characteristics of beesapian - relating to or having the characteristics of bees
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So likewise hold the soothsayers, for when I came to Argos in the Dorian land And took the king Adrastus' child to wife, Under my standard I enlisted all The foremost captains of the Apian isle, To levy with their aid that sevenfold host Of spearmen against Thebes, determining To oust my foes or die in a just cause.
plausible defender of Argos (the Apian land) is Clytemnestra, who is
Such eclecticism is tightly bound to the apian simile: as an eclectic gathers things out of their context (the Greek etymology of the word comes from the verb [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "gather," and the preposition [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], "from"), so does the bee collect nutrients from different flowers.
Following Apian's advice to travel north, Severian nears the war.
Unless you decide to go ahead, our service is completely free of charge, as our typical advice fee of 1.65% of the amount released would only be payable on completion of apian.
Tiny bees that couldn't sting if their hives depended on it have revealed a new side of apian violence.
Apian to loan The Florida Bar Foundation $6 million over three years and the final review of the Bar's 2014-15 budget are on the Board of Governors agenda for its May 23 meeting at St.
With proper execution of apian, you can expect some of the best of times for grouper action in the coming weeks.
The figures show while Brill Management Ltd made a loss last year, the amount it paid in rent to Louis for the company's premises at Apian Way, Ranelagh, Dublin increased from [euro]136,500 in 2011 to [euro]362,279 last year.
Apian metaphor is not reducible, then, to the particular political or religious positions in whose service bees were deployed.