alkali bee

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alkali bee was in 1951

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“Alkali bee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkali%20bee. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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