waggle dance

noun

Definition of waggle dance

: a series of figure-eight movements performed by a bee to indicate the direction and abundance of a distant food source A bee performs the waggle dance when she wants to inform other bees of a nectar source she has found. … During the waggle, she dances a figure-eight pattern, with a straight “walk” in between the loops and a sporadic fluttering of her wings.Nova, PBS.org, 4 Jan. 2000 — compare round dance

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“Waggle dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/waggle%20dance. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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