Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as bumblebee and humblebee.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • And he invited a humming-bee and a gay butterfly to partake of his feast, but his favorite guest was a blue dragon-fly.

    Good Stories for Holidays

  • And he invited a humming-bee and a gay butterfly to partake of his feast, but his favorite guest was a blue dragon-fly.

    Good Stories for Great Holidays

  • Sometimes he invited a humming-bee, oftener a gay butterfly, to partake his feast; but his favourite guest was the blue dragon-fly.

    Peter Schlemihl

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