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apiarist

[ey-pee-uh-rist] /ˈeɪ pi ə rɪst/
noun
1.
a person who keeps an apiary.
Origin of apiarist
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20; apiar(y) + -ist
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Examples from the Web for apiarist
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  • Though I am, as I have said, an apiarist in good standing, I never realised that there were so many bees in the world.

    A Diversity of Creatures

    Rudyard Kipling
  • LET us rather consider the proceedings of the swarm the apiarist shall have gathered into his hive.

    The Life of the Bee Maurice Maeterlinck
  • Mr. Ernest Scholl, now Assistant and apiarist, has furnished material as shown herein.

    Texas Honey Plants C. E. Sanborn
British Dictionary definitions for apiarist

apiarist

/ˈeɪpɪərɪst/
noun
1.
a person who studies or keeps bees
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Word Origin and History for apiarist
n.

1816; see apiary + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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