royal jelly

noun
Updated on: 6 Nov 2017

Definition of royal jelly

:a highly nutritious secretion of the pharyngeal glands of the honeybee that is fed to the very young larvae in a colony and to all queen larvae

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First Known Use of royal jelly

1806


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