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skep

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noun \ˈskep\

Definition of skep

  1. :  hive 1; especially :  a domed hive made of twisted straw



Origin and Etymology of skep

Middle English skeppe basket, beehive, from Old English sceppe basket, from Old Norse skeppa bushel; akin to Old High German sceffil bushel, scaf tub


First Known Use: 15th century


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