Beehive vs Bouffant - What's the difference?

beehive | bouffant |


As nouns the difference between beehive and bouffant

is that beehive is (mormonism) a 12-13 year old participant in the young women organization of the lds church while bouffant is a popular hairstyle in the mid-to-late 16th century, nowadays common with poodles.

As a proper noun beehive

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

As an adjective bouffant is

of hair or clothing, full-bodied or puffy; puffed out away from head or body.

beehive

English

Noun

(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.

    Synonyms

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

    See also

    * apiary * beekeeper * skep * *

    bouffant

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Of hair or clothing, full-bodied or puffy; puffed out away from head or body.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • A popular hairstyle in the mid-to-late 16th century, nowadays common with poodles.
  • See also

    * bouffant cap * bouffanty ----