An·​dre·​na | \ anˈdrēnə \

Definition of Andrena

: a genus (the type of the family Andrenidae) of burrowing solitary short-tongued bees including important pollinators of economic plants

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First Known Use of Andrena

1806, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Andrena

New Latin, probably irregular from Greek anthrēnē hornet, wasp

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“Andrena.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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