Apiary definition

āpē-ĕrē
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A place where bees and beehives are kept, especially a place where bees are raised for their honey.
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A place where bees and their hives are kept.
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A place where bees are kept for their honey, generally consisting of a number of hives.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
apiary
Plural:
apiaries

Origin of apiary

  • Latin apiārium beehive from apis bee

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • 17th Century, from Latin apiārium, from apis (“bee”).

    From Wiktionary