bum·​ble·​bee ˈbəm-bəl-ˌbē How to pronounce bumblebee (audio)
variants or less commonly bumble bee
: any of numerous large robust hairy social bees (genus Bombus)

Examples of bumblebee in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The set includes three bowls adorned with beautiful illustrations of flowers, butterflies, bumblebees, and dragonflies and is perfect for ice cream, yogurt, or any small-sized snack. Alicia Geigel, Southern Living, 16 July 2024 Other animals dispatch arguably grosser bodily fluids to evaporate away their body heat, including urine (seals), liquid poop (vultures) and vomit (bumblebees). Sarah Everts, TIME, 16 July 2024 Built to stand on its own, the mirror includes two attachments: one flower and one bumblebee, adding pops of color and different textures for even more fun. Ashley Ziegler, Parents, 11 July 2024 What happens if a bee stinger is not removed? Unlike wasps and bumblebees, honeybees often leave their barbed stinger in your skin after you’ve been stung. Caroline C. Boyle, USA TODAY, 21 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for bumblebee 

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Word History

First Known Use

1530, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bumblebee was in 1530

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“Bumblebee.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bumblebee. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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bum·​ble·​bee ˈbəm-bəl-ˌbē How to pronounce bumblebee (audio)
: any of numerous large hairy social bees

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