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Any of various solitary bees of the family Megachilidae that build nests from mud, chewed leaves, or resin.
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(Animals) any bee of the family Megachilidae that builds a hard domelike nest of sand, clay, etc, held together with saliva
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|Noun||1.||mason bee - any of numerous solitary bees that build nests of hardened mud and sand|
bee - any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and solitary species
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