apple bee

  1. Chiefly New England. a social gathering at which apples are prepared for drying.

Origin of apple bee

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

Words Nearby apple bee Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use apple bee in a sentence

  • Perhaps the apple-bee would like to have you pull all the stems off these raisins, said her mother, laughing.

    Randy's Summer | Amy Brooks
  • The letter which he had written after his return from the apple-bee he had posted early on the following morning.

    Randy's Summer | Amy Brooks
  • And of all the merry party who laughed and sang away the hours at the apple-bee, not one possessed a happier heart than Sandy.

    Randy's Summer | Amy Brooks
  • But I wanted Tabby to be clean in time for the folks to see her when we have the apple-bee, said Prue.

    Randy's Summer | Amy Brooks
  • I think so too, said Randy and her mother together; but do you think that she would enjoy an apple-bee?

    Randy's Summer | Amy Brooks