What is the difference between apian and bee?
Apian is a see also of bee.
As a adjective apian
is relating to bees; beely.
As a noun bee is
a flying insect, of the superfamily apoidea, known for their organised societies, for collecting pollen, and producing wax and honey or bee
can be a contest, especially for spelling; see spelling bee or bee
can be (obsolete) a ring or torque; a bracelet or bee
can be .
As a verb bee is
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From (etyl) bee, from (etyl) ).
A flying insect, of the superfamily Apoidea, known for its organised societies and for collecting pollen and producing wax and honey.
*1499 , (John Skelton), The Bowge of Courte :
*:His face was belymmed as byes had him stounge.
*1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.12:
*:Can there be a more formall, and better ordered policie, divided into so severall charges and offices, more constantly entertained, and better maintained, than that of Bees ?
*2012 , ‘Subtle poison’, The Economist , 31 March:
*:Bees pollinate many of the world’s crops—a service estimated to be worth $15 billion a year in America alone.
- An angry Wasp th'one in a viall had, / Th'other in hers an hony-laden Bee .
* bee's knees
* carpenter bee
* have a bee in your bonnet
* put the bee on
* queen bee
* stingless bee
* sting like a bee
* worker bee
Possibly from dialectal (etyl) bene, been, .
A contest, especially for spelling; see spelling bee.
A gathering for a specific purpose, e.g. a sewing bee or a quilting bee.
* S. G. Goodrich
- geography bee
* 2011 , Tim Blanning, "The reinvention of the night", Times Literary Supplement , 21 Sep 2011:
- The cellar was dug by a bee in a single day.
- Particularly resistant, for example, in many parts of northern Europe was the “spinning bee ”, a nocturnal gathering of women to exchange gossip, stories, refreshment and – crucially – light and heat, as they spun wool or flax, knitted or sewed.
(Northern development of) (etyl) .
(obsolete) A ring or torque; a bracelet.
* 1485 , Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur , Book VII:
* 1658 , Sir Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial , Penguin 2005, page 16:
- And Kynge Arthure gaff hir a ryche bye of golde; and so she departed.
- ...restoring unto the world much gold richly adorning his Sword, two hundred Rubies, many hundred Imperial Coynes, three hundred golden Bees , the bones and horseshoe of his horse enterred with him...
* 1604 Reverend Cawdrey Table Aleph
(obsolete) ; been
- held that a ‘Nicholaitan is an heretike, like Nicholas, who held that wiues should bee common to all alike.’
Probably from an (etyl) word meaning "ring". See bow.
Any of the pieces of hard wood bolted to the sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays through.
* bee block