American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or having the characteristics of bees.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to bees.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Belonging to bees.
- adj. relating to or having the characteristics of bees
- 19th Century, from Latin apiānus, from apis ("bee"). (Wiktionary)
- From Latin apis, bee. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Because the bees do not speak in plain language, but in cryptic phrases that appear nonsensical to those untrained in the apian way.”
“Football fans will perhaps be unsurprised to learn that the vuvuzela, whose apian drone soundtracked yet another summer of hurt, has blared its way into the dictionary's pages.”
“Plus, I refuse to use the slave labor products of my captive apian-friends.”
“If Bee runs, look for apian puns in the press and on this blog.”
“It's maybe three hundred feet down the mountain, so the whole thing is laid out like apian.”
“For the human shell is not merely geometrical and architectural, like those of apian or beaverish communities; it holds and expresses all those differences by which we are exalted above the bee or the beaver.”
“The boxes can be variously configured, whether into a two-story wildlife B&B or a high-rise hotel, to suit your apian lodgers 'every need.”
“These are produced by the bees on the outside of the cluster performing what can best be described as highly co-ordinated apian moonies.”
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“BBC talking about the apian health crisis and the perilous honey business.”
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