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apiarist

[ey-pee-uh-rist]
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noun
  1. a person who keeps an apiary.
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Origin of apiarist

First recorded in 1810–20; apiar(y) + -ist
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Related Words

apiaristapiculturist

Examples from the Web for apiarist

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Though I am, as I have said, an apiarist in good standing, I never realised that there were so many bees in the world.

  • 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

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

n.

1816; see apiary + -ist.

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