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or honey bee  (hŭn′ē-bē′)
Any of several social bees of the genus Apis that produce honey and are native to Eurasia and Africa, especially A. mellifera, widely domesticated as a source of honey and beeswax and often kept in hives.
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(Animals) any of various social honey-producing bees of the genus Apis, esp A. mellifera, which has been widely domesticated as a source of honey and beeswax. Also called: hive bee
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or hon′ey bee`,

any bee that collects and stores honey, esp. Apis mellifera.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honeybee - social bee often domesticated for the honey it produceshoneybee - social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
Apis, genus Apis - type genus of the Apidae: honeybees
Africanized bee, Africanized honey bee, Apis mellifera adansonii, Apis mellifera scutellata, killer 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
black bee, German bee - dark-colored ill-tempered honeybee supposedly of German origin
Carniolan bee - greyish highly productive European honeybee that has a quiet disposition
Italian bee - yellowish honeybee resembling the Carniolan bee in its habits
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نَحْلة الخَلِيَّه
abejaabeja de mielabeja melífera
abeilleabeille à miel
mézelő méh


[ˈhʌnɪbiː] Nabeja f
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[ˈhʌnibiː] honey-bee nabeille f à mielhoney-coloured [ˈhʌnikʌlərd] adj [stone] → couleur de miel; [hair] → couleur de miel
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[ˈhʌnɪˌbiː] nape f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(ˈhani) noun
1. a sweet, thick fluid made by bees from the nectar of flowers. bread and honey.
2. (especially American) darling (used when speaking to someone one loves).
ˈhoneybee noun
a bee in a hive, bred for producing honey.
ˈhoneycomb noun
the mass formed by rows of wax cells in which bees store their honey.
ˈhoneymoon noun
a holiday spent immediately after one's marriage. We went to London for our honeymoon; (also adjective) a honeymoon couple.
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