Halictidae

plural noun
Ha·​lic·​ti·​dae | \ həˈliktəˌdē \

Definition of Halictidae

: a cosmopolitan family of small black or brightly metallic solitary bees including many pollinators valuable to agriculture

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Other Words from Halictidae

halictine \ -​ˌtīn , -​tə̇n \ adjective

History and Etymology for Halictidae

New Latin, from Halictus, type genus + -idae

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“Halictidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Halictidae. Accessed 16 Oct. 2021.

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