Origin of beebread

before 900; Middle English be bred, Old English. See bee1, bread Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for beebread

Historical Examples of beebread

  • The worker must now forage for pollen or "beebread" and nectar from flowers.

    Great Hike

    Alan Douglas

  • The whole ends with a vivid but very comic representation of the avid consumption of the honey and beebread.

    The Manbos of Mindano

    John M. Garvan

British Dictionary definitions for beebread


  1. a mixture of pollen and nectar prepared by worker bees and fed to the larvaeAlso called: ambrosia
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