Apidae

plural noun Ap·i·dae \ˈapəˌdē\

Definition of Apidae

  1. :  a family of social bees having the glossa and basal joints of the labial palpi elongate and including the common honeybees and the stingless bees, in some classifications also the bumblebees and some solitary bees, and formerly all the bees

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Origin and Etymology of apidae

New Latin, from Apis, type genus + -idae


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