Eskimo vs Beehive - What's the difference?

eskimo | beehive |

As nouns the difference between eskimo and beehive

is that eskimo is a thick woolen fabric, mainly used for warm winter coats while beehive is (mormonism) a 12-13 year old participant in the young women organization of the lds church.

As a proper noun beehive is

(new zealand) the common name for the executive wing of the new zealand parliament buildings.



(wikipedia Eskimo)

Alternative forms

* Esquimau, Esquimaux (plural or collective only), Esquimo

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A group of indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic, from Siberia, through Alaska and Northern Canada, to Greenland, including the Inuit and Yupik.
  • Any of the languages of the Eskimo.
  • Usage notes

    * (term) has come to be considered offensive, especially in Canada. However, it remains an acceptable term for northern peoples in Alaska—including the Inuit (Inupiat) and the non-Inuit (Yupik)—and the only encompassing term for all of these Arctic peoples. It is also used worldwide by historians and archaeologists. The name declined in use because it was thought to stem from a Cree pejorative meaning “eaters of raw meat” rather than from the Inuit people's name for themselves, but this etymology is now discredited (and in fact, both the Cree and Inuit ate raw meat). * In Canada, (term) has been superseded by (Inuit) for the people, with that term having official status, and (Inuktitut) for the language. The Inuit group of Canada's Western Arctic call themselves (Inuvialuit). Greenland natives also call themselves (Greenlanders) or (Kalaallit), and their language (Greenlandic) or (Kalaallisut). * does not include the related (m) people ((m)).


    * Inuit (but see )


  • A member of any of the Eskimo peoples.
  • Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of or relating to the Eskimo peoples.
  • In, of, or relating to the Eskimo languages.
  • Derived terms

    * Eskimo curlew * Eskimo dog * Eskimo kiss * Eskimo pie * Eskimo roll


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    (en noun)
  • An enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus Apis ) live and raise their young.
  • A man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
  • (figuratively)  Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
  • A women's hairstyle, popular in the 1960s, in which long hair is styled into a hive-shaped form on top of the head and usually held in place with lacquer. Also, a style of hat.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=A very neat old woman, still in her good outdoor coat and best beehive hat, was sitting at a polished mahogany table on whose surface there were several scored scratches so deep that a triangular piece of the veneer had come cleanly away, 
  • A type of anti-personnel ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.
  • * 2005 , Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, page 179)
  • By the time it was over, Stone had been blown thirty feet through the air by a beehive round as he was running across a field, knocked out by the concussion of the blast.


    * (home of bees ): hive * (man-made structure ): hive * (busy workplace ): hive of activity * (hairstyle ):

    See also

    * apiary * beekeeper * skep * *