skep

noun \ ˈskep \

Definition of skep

: hive 1; especially : a domed hive made of twisted straw

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Origin and Etymology of skep

Middle English skeppe basket, beehive, from Old English sceppe basket, from Old Norse skeppa bushel; akin to Old High German sceffil bushel, scaf tub


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