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 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 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, 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, 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 30 Jul. 2021.

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