Bumblebee definition

bŭmbəl-bē
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Any of various large, hairy, often black and yellow bees of the genus Bombus that nest in underground colonies.
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Any of a number of related large, hairy, yellow-and-black social bees (esp. genus Bombus)
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See also bumble bee.
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Any of several species of large bee in the genus Bombus.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bumblebee
Plural:
bumblebees

Origin of bumblebee

  • bumble bee

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