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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 ?
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 am no more lonely than the Mill Brook, or a weathercock, or the north star, or the south wind, or an April shower, or a January thaw, or the first spider in a new house.
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. It was dreadfully improper, I know, but I couldn't resist the temptation, and lifting one end of the curtain before the glass door, I peeped in.
Drones, bumblebees, wasps, and butterflies knock awkwardly against the walls of the hive in their flight.
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.
Less well understood is that many of the threats to honeybees (Apis mellifera) including land degradation, certain pesticides, and diseases also threaten native bees, such as the rusty-patched bumblebee, recently listed under the Endangered Species Act; it has declined by nearly 90 per cent but was once an excellent pollinator of cranberries, plums, apples, and other agricultural plants.
The newly created role will see one lucky youngster be paid to design an animal home, be it for a bumblebee, hedgehog, bird or bat.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Viruses in managed honeybees are spilling over to wild bumblebee populations though the shared use of flowers, a first-of-its-kind study reveals.
Less well understood is that many of the threats to honeybees (Apis mellifera)--including land degradation, certain pesticides, and diseases--also threaten native bees, such as the rusty patched bumblebee, recently listed under the Endangered Species Act; it has declined by nearly 90% but was once an excellent pollinator of cranberries, plums, apples, and other agricultural plants.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is asking people to hunt for the Great Yellow Bumblebee.
The scheme, led by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, aims to pull the great wellow bumblebee back from the brink of extinction, by identifying how widespread it is in rural areas of the Highlands and Islands.
The Bumblebee Conservation Trust is asking people to hunt for the Great Yellow Bumblebee to create a picture of where it can still be found.