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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.]
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humblebee

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

or bum′ble bee`,



n.
any of several large, hairy social bees of the family Apidae.
[1520–30]
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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
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Translations

humblebee

[ˈhʌmblbiː] Nabejorro m
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humblebee

nHummel f
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References in periodicals archive ?
Magpayo of Sumo Takoyaki and Sweet CORNer Philippines, and Marie Abigail Posadas, MBA, of Chilkoot Carwarsh and Cafe and Humblebee Pastry Shop.
Humblebee Kitchen, Shannon Bullington, Po Box 51523.
Some possible notable literature selections include Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman and The Humblebee Hunter by Deborah Hopkinson.