The definition of an bee is an insect characterized by being of the family Apoidea, having hairy bodies, feeding on pollen and nectar and storing honey.(noun)
Yellow jackets, bumble and honey are each an example of a type of bee.
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Origin: ME < OE beo < IE base *bhei- > Ger biene, OPrus bitte, OIr bech
Origin: altered (prob. after bee) < dial bean, a social gathering to assist < ME bene, extra feudal service, a favor, boon < OE ben, compulsory service, request; akin to ON bon: see boon
Origin: ME bei, bracelet < OE beah < bugen, to bend: see bow
See bee in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English bēo; see bhei- in Indo-European roots
Origin: . Sense 2, perhaps alteration of dialectal bean, voluntary help given to a farmer by his neighbors
Origin: , from Middle English bene, extra service by a tenant to his lord
Origin: , from Old English bēn, prayer; see bhā-2 in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English be, a ring
Origin: , from Old English bēag; see bheug- in Indo-European roots.
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