Apidae

plural noun

Ap·​i·​dae
ˈapəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Apis, type genus + -idae

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“Apidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apidae. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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