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 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 While stingless bees usually collect pollen in small baskets on their hind legs, the researchers saw vulture bees use the baskets to carry their meat, according to the study. Christine Fernando, USA TODAY, 30 Nov. 2021 However, these stingless bees in Costa Rica, have evolved. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 27 Nov. 2021 In Palau, Whipps said climate change had resulted in coral bleaching, drought, extreme heat and long periods when the tourism-dependent country’s famous stingless jellyfish disappeared. NBC News, 9 Nov. 2021 In fact, Hauser hadn't even heard of stingless bees from Brazil until nearly 20 years ago. Erica Davies, CBS News, 28 Aug. 2021 But Cartwright and his co-authors found that a computer model of stingless bees could imitate their natural counterparts by following two simple rules. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, 28 July 2020 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, 7 Feb. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of stingless

1554, in the meaning defined above

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“Stingless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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