Any flying insect which makes a loud humming noise, such as the June bug or a bumblebee.
Other Word Forms of Dor.
Origin of Dor.
From Middle English dorre, dore, from Old English dora (“humming insect”), from Proto-Germanic *durô (“bumblebee, humming insect”), from Proto-Indo-European *dher-, *dhrēn- (“bee, hornet, drone”). Related to Middle Low German dorne (“bumblebee”), Middle Dutch dorne (“bumblebee”), Dutch dar (“drone”), Old English drān (“drone”). More at drone.
Compare dor (“a beetle”), and hum, humbug.
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