plural noun
Bom·​bi·​dae | \ ˈbämbəˌdē \

Definition of Bombidae

in some classifications
: a family of medium to very large robust usually black and yellow hairy bees comprising the bumblebees now often included with honeybees and related bees in the family Apidae

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History and Etymology for Bombidae

New Latin, from Bombus, type genus + -idae

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“Bombidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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