from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A nutritious substance secreted by worker bees that serves as food for all young larvae and as the only food for larvae that will develop into queen bees. Royal jelly is sometimes used as a dietary supplement and in cosmetics.
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- noun A substance
secretedby beesto aid in the development of immatureor youngbees, called royal jelly because it is supplied in extra measure to those young that will become queen bees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a secretion of the pharyngeal glands of bees that is fed to very young larvae and to bees destined to be queens
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