from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to bees or to the keeping and care of bees.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Relating to bees, or to beekeeping.
  • noun A bee-keeper; an apiarist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or relating to bees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to bees or beekeeping.
  • noun An apiarist; a beekeeper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to bees or beekeeping


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

First attested as an adjective in 1801 and as a noun in 1858; formed by the suffixation of either the English apiary or its etymon, the Latin apiārium — with the English -an.



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