- of or relating to bees.
Origin of apian
1860–65; < Latin api(s) bee + -an; compare Latin apiānus muscat
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Examples from the Web for apian
Abstract ideas are not likely to play a large part in apian consciousness.The Evolutionist at Large
Apian silences one of his crew who attempts to mock at the unhappy wretches.Frdric Mistral
Charles Alfred Downer
He found also that the comet of 1531, whose course had been particularly observed by Apian, moved in the same path.Comets and Meteors
The canoe was loaded down to the gunwale with the weight of fish—fish that the lazy, loafing Apian natives caught but rarely.
Apian continued to maunder over the Ptolemaic theory and astrology in his lecture-room.History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom
Andrew Dickson White
- of, relating to, or resembling bees
C19: from Latin apiānus, from apis bee
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