mason bee

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noun

any of numerous solitary bees, as of the family Megachilidae, that construct nests of clay.

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Origin of mason bee

First recorded in 1765–75

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mason bee

noun

any bee of the family Megachilidae that builds a hard domelike nest of sand, clay, etc, held together with saliva
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