beesting

noun

bee·​sting
ˈbē-ˌstiŋ
1
: the burning itching swollen lesion produced by the stinging of a bee
2
or bee's sting : the modified ovipositor of a bee that is typically associated with a venom gland and that serves as the bee's chief weapon

Word History

Etymology

bee entry 1 + sting

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“Beesting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beesting. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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