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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of true bees, of the family Apidæ, allied to the bumblebees of the genus Bombus, which they mimic and in whose nests they lead an inquiline life. The word is a synonym of Psithyrus (St. Fargeau, 1832), and the genus is now generally referred to under that name.

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