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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the under age 4 area, there also is an imaginary play center with a bumblebee market and fire station.
The last bumblebee species discovered in North America was 90 years ago, so it's a pretty big deal," Rykken said.
DC Bumblebee could be confused with its Autobot Bumblebee from the Transformers universe.
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A CONTROVERSIAL pesticide can potentially wipe out common bumblebee populations by preventing the formation of new colonies, research has shown.
Prof Raine said: "This study shows that neonicotinoids could be having a devastating effect on bumblebee populations.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hailee Steinfeld is leading the cast of Paramount's new film, which will center on the yellow and black bot Bumblebee.