any of several bees, as the honeybees or bumblebees, that live together in communities.
What Does The “Bee” In Spelling Bee Mean Exactly?As spellers from across the country and around the globe gather to take part in the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, let’s try to settle a basic question: Where does the bee in “spelling bee” come from? Bee is derived from the Old English bēn meaning “a prayer, a favor.” By the late eighteenth century, bee had become commonly associated with the British dialect form, been or …
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- social accounting,
- social action,
- social and liberal democratic party,
- social assistance,
- social bookmarking,
- social capital,
- social chapter,
- social charter,
- social class
Compare solitary bee.
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