[huhm-buh l-bee]

noun Chiefly British.

Origin of humblebee

1400–50; late Middle English humbul-be; akin to Dutch hommel drone, German Hummelbiene kind of wild-bee, Middle Low German homelbe; probably akin to hum Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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another name for the bumblebee

Word Origin for humblebee

C15: related to Middle Dutch hommel bumblebee, Old High German humbal; see hum
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