a mixture of pollen and honey stored by bees and fed to their young.

Nearby words

  1. bee-sting,
  2. bee-stung,
  3. beeb,
  4. beebe,
  5. beebe, william,
  6. beech,
  7. beech fern,
  8. beech grove,
  9. beech marten,
  10. beech mast

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. 2019

Examples from the Web for beebread

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

    Great Hike|Alan Douglas

British Dictionary definitions for beebread



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