apple bee

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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. applaud,
  2. applaudable,
  3. applause,
  4. apple,
  5. apple a day,
  6. apple blight,
  7. apple blossom,
  8. apple box,
  9. apple brandy,
  10. apple butter

Origin of apple bee

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30

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