the birds and the bees

Definition of the birds and the bees

informal + humorous

  1. :  the facts about sex that are told to children He dreaded having to explain about the birds and the bees to his son.

Word by Word Definitions

birdplay birds
  1. :  the young of a feathered vertebrate

    :  any of a class (Aves) of warm-blooded vertebrates distinguished by having the body more or less completely covered with feathers and the forelimbs modified as wings

    :  a game bird

  1. :  to observe or identify wild birds in their habitats

beeplay bees
  1. :  any of numerous hymenopterous insects (superfamily Apoidea) that differ from the related wasps especially in the heavier hairier body and in having sucking as well as chewing mouthparts, that feed on pollen and nectar, and that store both and often also honey — see africanized bee, bumblebee, carpenter bee, honeybee, sweat bee

    :  an eccentric notion :  fancy

  1. :  the letter b

  1. :  a gathering of people for a specific purpose

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a trip made at another's expense

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