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apple bee

noun
1.
Chiefly New England. a social gathering at which apples are prepared for drying.
Origin of apple bee
1820-1830
An Americanism dating back to 1820-30
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  • In country villages is found The apple bee with buzzing sound.

    A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells
  • As to its food,—the apple bee Is fond of doughnuts, cheese and tea.

    A Phenomenal Fauna Carolyn Wells

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