propolis

noun prop·o·lis \ ˈprä-pə-ləs \

Definition of propolis

:a brownish resinous material of waxy consistency collected by bees from the buds of trees and used as a cement in repairing and maintaining the hive

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Origin and Etymology of propolis

Middle English propoleos, from Medieval Latin, alteration of Latin propolis, from Greek, from pro- for + polis city — more at pro-, police


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