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

Word History


New Latin, probably irregular from Greek anthrēnē hornet, wasp

First Known Use

1806, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Andrena was in 1806

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“Andrena.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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