Melipona

noun
Me·​lip·​o·​na | \mə̇ˈlipənə\

Definition of Melipona 

: a genus of honeybees of tropical America that comprises small bees with a vestigial but functionless sting — compare stingless bee

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Other Words from Melipona

meliponine \-​pəˌnīn \ adjective

History and Etymology for Melipona

New Latin, from meli- + -pona (from Greek ponein to toil)

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