humblebee


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hum·ble·bee

 (hŭm′bəl-bē′)
n.
A bumblebee.

[Middle English humbulbe : possibly Middle Dutch hummel + Middle English be, bee, bee; see bee1.]

humblebee

(ˈhʌmbəlˌbiː)
n
(Animals) another name for the bumblebee
[C15: related to Middle Dutch hommel bumblebee, Old High German humbal; see hum]

bum′ble•bee`

or bum′ble bee`,



n.
any of several large, hairy social bees of the family Apidae.
[1520–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humblebee - robust hairy social bee of temperate regionshumblebee - robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
Bombus, genus Bombus - bumblebees
Translations

humblebee

[ˈhʌmblbiː] Nabejorro m

humblebee

nHummel f
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