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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of melliferous or anthophilous aculeate hymenopterous insects; the typical bees, with the mouth-parts short and stout, as distinguished from the other bees, or Andrenidœ, which have a long trunk.
  • Same as Apodidœ.


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