plural noun
An·​dren·​i·​dae | \ -renəˌdē, -ēn- \

Definition of Andrenidae

: a large family of short-tongued bees which are solitary in habit and most of which burrow in the ground

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First Known Use of Andrenidae

1831, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Andrenidae

New Latin, from Andrena, type genus + -idae

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“Andrenidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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