noun Chiefly British.
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Origin of humblebee
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A humblebee, a wild bee that makes a great noise, S. Bumble-bee, id.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language|John Jamieson
In the humblebee the tongue is longer, and it could more easily moisten the hind legs in the way suggested.The Behavior of the Honey Bee in Pollen Collection|D. B. Casteel
An intoxicated humblebee broke the silence by buzzing into Biddy's fluffed-out, corn-gold hair.The Freelands|John Galsworthy
Humblebee and whortleberry for people that say Woos-ses-ter and Nor-wich.The Poet at the Breakfast Table|Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
A humblebee from the Square Garden boomed in and buzzed idly round the room.Saint's Progress|John Galsworthy