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(Animals) an African honeybee, or one of its hybrids originating in Brazil, that is extremely aggressive when disturbed
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a small, highly mobile honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii, of S Africa, that swarms readily when disturbed and is capable of stinging repeatedly. Compare Africanized honeybee.
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|Noun||1.||killer bee - an investment banker who devises strategies to make a target company less attractive for takeover|
|2.||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|
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