any of various plants frequented by bees as a source of nectar, especially Cleome serrulata or C. lutea, of western North America.
What Does the “Bee” in “Spelling Bee” Mean Exactly?As spellers from across the country and around the globe gather to take part in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, let’s try to settle a basic question: Where does the bee in “spelling bee” come from? Bee is derived from the Old English bēn meaning “a prayer, a favor.” By the late eighteenth century, bee had become commonly associated with the British dialect form, been or …
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- bee in one's bonnet,
- bee killer,
- bee martin,
- bee moth,
- bee orchid,
- bee tree,
- bee's knees,
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It is as a bee-plant especially that the Thyme has always been celebrated.The plant-lore and garden-craft of Shakespeare|Henry Nicholson Ellacombe
any of various plants much visited by bees for nectar and pollen
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