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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a bee, parasitic in the larval stage in the nests of other bees, feeding either upon their food or larvae. They belong to the genera Nomada, Melecta, Epeolus, and others.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bee of the family Apidœ, and of a group variously called Cuculinœ or Nomadœ, represented by the genus Nomada.


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