killer bee

noun

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Recent Examples on the Web Interviewed by email, Takahashi says the label murder hornet is appropriate because the species is as dangerous as killer bees, a nickname for the African honeybee. National Geographic, 4 May 2020 Droves of vicious killer bees are headed toward the United States. Nashia Baker, House Beautiful, 11 Oct. 2019 But killer bees—hybrids of the relatively docile European strain of honey bee and a more aggressive African relative—are particularly fierce. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 15 June 2018 His team hopes to eventually use these insights to develop a way to protect people from these killer bees, perhaps through a spray or chemical plug that can be applied to a hive. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, 15 June 2018 A week before the vote, a swarm of killer bees attacked supporters who showed up to see Uribe speak at a Duque rally in a small town in northern Colombia. NBC News, 17 June 2018 A week before the vote, a swarm of killer bees attacked supporters who showed up to see Uribe speak at a Duque rally in a small town in northern Colombia. Washington Post, 17 June 2018 An auto racing legend and Indianapolis 500 star was attacked by killer bees Wednesday and wound up in the hospital—for the second time. Elana Glowatz, Newsweek, 16 Mar. 2018 Theatricality: True to this world where sizzle substitutes for substance, video projections create architecture and gardens, dining rooms and libraries, killer bees (really) and pools of blood. Mike Fischer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2 May 2018

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1976, in the meaning defined above

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“Killer bee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/killer%20bee. Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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killer bee

noun

English Language Learners Definition of killer bee

: a dangerous type of bee that is originally from Africa

killer bee

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kil·​ler bee | \ ˈkil-ər-ˈbē How to pronounce killer bee (audio) \

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