sting·​less ˈstiŋ-ləs How to pronounce stingless (audio)
: having no sting or stinger

Examples of stingless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Still other mitigation efforts include introducing non-native predators of the emerald ash borer, such as stingless wasps. Gaby Vinick, ABC News, 13 May 2024 As stingless beekeeping spreads, entire families are taking a more active role. Rosa Chávez Yacila, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 The most obvious difference, perhaps, is that stingless bees don’t sting. Rosa Chávez Yacila, New York Times, 30 Jan. 2024 People in Palau are already seeing and living in the effects of a warming world—our coral reefs are bleaching and our prized stingless Golden Jellyfish are dying. Time, 10 July 2023 Half a million local stingless bees churn out honey at the Bee Residence and the resort’s new telescope station is manned by an astronomer for viewing celestial bodies. Kathryn Romeyn, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Apr. 2023 The stingless jataí bee lives in a vicious world where marauding robber bees steal its food and plunder its hive. Josie Garthwaite, Discover Magazine, 12 June 2012 The Peruvian Amazon is home to 175 different species of stingless bees. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 5 Apr. 2022 Now, though, the people of the Peruvian Amazon are learning how to raise their own stingless bees. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 5 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1554, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stingless was in 1554

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“Stingless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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