humble-bee

noun
hum·​ble-bee | \ ˈhəm-bəl-ˌbē How to pronounce humble-bee (audio) \

Definition of humble-bee

First Known Use of humble-bee

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for humble-bee

Middle English humbylbee, from humbyl- (akin to Middle Dutch hommel bumblebee) + bee — more at hum

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“Humble-bee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/humble-bee. Accessed 8 Jul. 2020.

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