Halictus

noun
Ha·​lic·​tus | \həˈliktəs\

Definition of Halictus 

: a cosmopolitan genus of gregarious but not social burrowing bees that provision the larval cells with pollen and nectar and include important pollinators of economic plants — see sweat bee

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History and Etymology for Halictus

New Latin, irregular from Greek halizein to gather, assemble, from halēs assembled, pressed together

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