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.org4 Jan. 2000
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