What does bumblebee mean?

bumblebee meaning in General Dictionary

a sizable bee of this genus Bombus occasionally called humblebee so-named from the sound

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  • powerful hairy personal bee of temperate regions
  • a sizable bee of genus Bombus, sometimes known as humblebee; -- so-named from its sound.

bumblebee meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also bumble-bee, 1520s, replacing Middle English humbul-be (changed by relationship with Middle English bombeln "to boom, buzz," late 14c.); echoic, from PIE echoic root *kem "to hum."


bumblebee meaning in General Dictionary

(n.) A big bee of genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so named from the noise.


Sentence Examples with the word bumblebee

Here and there a couple of bees, by force of habit and custom cleaning out the brood cells, with efforts beyond their strength laboriously drag away a dead bee or bumblebee without knowing why they do it.

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