American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various large, hairy, social bees of the genus Bombus that nest underground.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large hairy social bee of the family Apidœ, subfamily Socialiœ, and genus Bombus, species of which are found in most parts of the world. There are upward of 60 species in North America alone. Like other social bees, these have males, females, and drones, and live in larger or smaller communities in underground burrows, or beneath stones, sods, stumps, etc.; but they also use the nests of other animals, as mice or birds. See
Bombus, and cut under Hymenoptera. Also called humblebee, and dialectally bumbee, bumble, bumbler, bombell, and bummle.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called
humblebee; -- so named from its sound.
- n. robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
- bumble2 + bee1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The causes of the recent major declines in bumblebee populations are not certain, but some factors are known to be important.”
“Cause I get to ride around on a giant bumblebee, which is fantastic.”
“Aside from having people issues and a bit of a problem with alcohol no big deal, the bumblebee was a pretty chill dude.”
“He was still living down the grief he got when, after painting our house bright yellow and black, we became known as the bumblebee family.”
“When I was a child, I heard a preacher say that the bumblebee is a miracle because scientists didn't know how such thin legs could support such a weight, so this was proof that God made the bumblebee!”
“The Latin name for the bumblebee is the delicious sounding Bombus”
“The plight of the bumblebee is a matter of great concern.”
“The smallest bats from Thailand are called bumblebee bats and are so small you could put one in a teaspoon.”
“I mean, it's one thing for her to hear "bumblebee" and fail to realize that it's pretty weird for the customer to want to replace the robot with a bug.”
“Passing in front of a wall now riddled with machine-gun bullets, they raced to the roof and piled into a "bumblebee" helicopter.”
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