noun \ˈprä-pə-ləs\

Definition of PROPOLIS

:  a brownish resinous material of waxy consistency collected by bees from the buds of trees and used as a cement in repairing and maintaining the hive

Origin of PROPOLIS

Middle English propoleos, from Medieval Latin, alteration of Latin propolis, from Greek, from pro- for + polis city — more at pro-, police
First Known Use: 15th century


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