honeybees; carpenter bees; bumblebees
Syn: ↑family Apidae
Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family
Member Holonyms: ↑Apoidea, ↑superfamily Apoidea
Member Meronyms:

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\\ˈapəˌdē\ noun plural
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Apis, type genus + -idae
: a family of social bees having the glossa and basal joints of the labial palpi elongate and including the common honeybees and the stingless bees, in some classifications also the bumblebees and some solitary bees, and formerly all the bees

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Apĭdae — (Bienen), Familie aus der Ordnung der Hautflügler, s. Bienen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Apidae —   Apidae Bombus sp …   Wikipedia Español

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  • Apidae — Abeille Classification …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Apidae — Echte Bienen Eine Honigbiene auf einer Majoran Blüte Systematik Klasse: Insekten (Insecta) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Apidae — Apinae Bombinae Euglossinae Meliponinae Nomadinae Xylocopinae Las abejas sociales son las especies de la familia Apidae, que comprende las abejas melíferas comunes, las abejas sin aguijón, las abejas carpinteras y los abejorros. Aunque se cree… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Apidae — Api·dae (apґĭ de) the bees, a family of flying insects with relatively large bodies, of the order Hymenoptera; many species can sting. Genera include Apis and Bombus …   Medical dictionary

  • apidae — n. honeybees; bumblebees; the bee family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • apidae — ap·i·dae …   English syllables

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