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bee martin

noun
1.
Origin of bee martin
1795-1805
An Americanism dating back to 1795-1805
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  • The kingbird is sometimes called the "bee martin" because he occasionally snaps up the drones.

    Under the Maples John Burroughs
  • Saw the speckled woodpecker, bee martin and log cock or large woodpecker.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark

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