[bil-ee bee, bee]
a rich soup of mussels, cream, shallots, and white wine.
Read more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
Does bimonthly mean twice a month or every two months?
The prefix bi- usually means ‘every two’, so bimonthly means ‘every two months’.Semi- means ‘half’ or ‘halfway’, so semimonthly means ‘every two weeks’. However, bimonthly can also mean ‘twice a month’ – but it is rarely used that way. It is best to remember that bi- is “every two” and semi- is “halfway.”
Origin of Billi Bi
< French, perhaps < English Billy B., of uncertain identity
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019