stingless

adjective
sting·​less | \ ˈstiŋ-ləs How to pronounce stingless (audio) \

Definition of stingless

: having no sting or stinger

Examples of stingless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This suggests that this population had a diet high in sugar, likely from tubers and fruits, sweet cactus, or honey from the native, stingless bees, Stinnesbeck said. Fox News, "9,900-year-old skeleton of horribly disfigured woman found in Mexican cave," 7 Feb. 2020 Why Don’t All Insects Sting? Stingless insects, like butterflies and moths, lay their eggs on top of plants’ surfaces rather than injecting them. National Geographic, "The Worst Places to be Stung? Ask This Guy," 5 June 2016 Why Don’t All Insects Sting? Stingless insects, like butterflies and moths, lay their eggs on top of plants’ surfaces rather than injecting them. National Geographic, "The Worst Places to be Stung? Ask This Guy," 5 June 2016

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First Known Use of stingless

1554, in the meaning defined above

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“Stingless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stingless. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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