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bum·ble·bee

 (bŭm′bəl-bē′)
n.
Any of various large, hairy, often black and yellow bees of the genus Bombus that nest in underground colonies.

[bumble + bee.]

bumblebee

(ˈbʌmbəlˌbiː) or

humblebee

n
(Animals) any large hairy social bee of the genus Bombus and related genera, of temperate regions: family Apidae
[C16: from bumble2 + bee1]

bum′ble•bee`

or bum′ble bee`,



n.
any of several large, hairy social bees of the family Apidae.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bumblebee - robust hairy social bee of temperate regionsbumblebee - robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
Bombus, genus Bombus - bumblebees
Translations
čmelák
humlebi
burdo
kimalainen
bumbar
dongóposzméh
hunangsfluga
マルハナバチ
호박벌
kamanė
bondar
čmeľ
čmrlj
bumbarбумбар
humla
ผึ้งมีขนตัวใหญ่
джміль
ong nghệ

bumblebee

[ˈbʌmblbiː] Nabejorro m

bumblebee

[ˈbʌmbəlbiː] nbourdon m

bumblebee

nHummel f

bumblebee

[ˈbʌmblˌbiː] n (Zool) → bombo

bumblebee

نَحْلَة ضَخْمَة čmelák humlebi Hummel μπούμπουρας abejorro kimalainen bourdon bumbar bombo マルハナバチ 호박벌 hommel humle trzmiel abelhão шмель humla ผึ้งมีขนตัวใหญ่ hezen arısı ong nghệ 大蜜蜂
References in classic literature ?
I was thanking my stars that I'd learned to make nice buttonholes, when the parlor door opened and shut, and someone began to hum, Kennst Du Das Land, like a big bumblebee.
Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.
I am no more lonely than a single mullein or dandelion in a pasture, or a bean leaf, or sorrel, or a horse-fly, or a bumblebee.
Agafea Mihalovna went out on tiptoe; the nurse let down the blind, chased a fly out from under the muslin canopy of the crib, and a bumblebee struggling on the window-frame, and sat down waving a faded branch of birch over the mother and the baby.
The steamboats skimming along under the stupendous precipices were diminished by distance to the daintiest little toys, the sailboats and rowboats to shallops proper for fairies that keep house in the cups of lilies and ride to court on the backs of bumblebees.
A total of 30,000 people, mostly schoolchildren, took part in the study this summer, recording more than 4,000 bumblebee sightings from across the UK.
Belinda Bumblebee was buzzing around nature reserves in the borough, helping to deliver a serious conservation message in a fun way.
Children at Glynwood Primary School, in Gateshead, took part in the Big Bumblebee Discovery, organised by EDF Energy this week.
The optic flow can be described as the sensation that surrounding objects move as the bumblebee flies past.
Stacey Combes, recently began a series of experiments to test if the frequency at which a Bumblebee vibrates its body has an effect on the amount of pollen the flower releases.
Provide nest sites for bumblebees: Bumblebee nest boxes can be purchased but they are often ignored by queen bumblebees.
The Simonside area is an important habitat for bumblebees with 14 different species being recorded, including rare and uncommon species such as Mountain Bumblebee and the Moss Carder.