bee tree


bee tree
noun
1. : a hollow tree in which honeybees have a nest
2. : basswood 1

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a hollow tree used by wild bees as a hive, esp. the basswood or American linden.
[1775-85, Amer.]

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bee tree,
1. a hollow tree in which bees hive.
2. the American linden or basswood, whose flowers have much nectar and attract bees.

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n. a hollow tree used by bees for a hive

in the Appalachians, the tupelo is a prime bee tree


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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