honeybee

or hon·ey bee

[ huhn-ee-bee ]
/ ˈhʌn iˌbi /

noun

any bee that collects and stores honey, especially Apis mellifera.

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Origin of honeybee

First recorded in 1560–70; honey + bee1
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British Dictionary definitions for honeybee

honeybee
/ (ˈhʌnɪˌbiː) /

noun

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
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