af·​ter·​swarm | \ ˈaf-tər-ˌswȯrm \

Definition of afterswarm

: a swarm of honeybees that leaves a hive after the prime or first swarm

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First Known Use of afterswarm

1609, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afterswarm

after- + swarm entry 1

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“Afterswarm.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 16 December 2019.

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