sweat bee

  1. any of several bees of the family Halictidae that are attracted by perspiration.

Origin of sweat bee

First recorded in 1890–95

Words Nearby sweat bee

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How to use sweat bee in a sentence

  • There is a small stingless bee here, which old man Jim called the sweat bee.

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