stingless

adjective
sting·​less | \ˈstiŋ-ləs \

Definition of stingless 

: having no sting or stinger

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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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1554, in the meaning defined above

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