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Flying bee

A bee pollinating a flower

Bee [bee]

noun, plural bees

1. a flying insect of the clade Anthophila, adapted for pollination of flowering plants.

2. a social gathering for a specific purpose, as to carry out a communal task or hold competitions.

He participated in a quilting bee. She won the school spelling bee.

Origin

Old English bīo ; related to Old Norse , Old High German bīa, Dutch bij, Swedish bi