or hon·ey bee
Origin of honeybee
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On this account the honey-bee is called white man's fly by the Indians.
But neither cup nor mug will pass, Without his honey-bee, sir!The Pioneers
James Fenimore Cooper
The sweetest smelling flower is that which is nearest—so sings the honey-bee.The Wild Huntress
The pain inflicted is about the same as that caused by the sting of the honey-bee.
Of these I beg, should they have little children, that they will tell them about my Honey-Bee.Honey-Bee
- any of various social honey-producing bees of the genus Apis, esp A. mellifera, which has been widely domesticated as a source of honey and beeswaxAlso called: hive bee