alkali bee


Definition of alkali bee

: a common solitary bee (Nomia melanderi) important as a pollinizer of alfalfa in the western U.S.

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First Known Use of alkali bee

1951, in the meaning defined above

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“Alkali bee.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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