bee martin
Martin Mar"tin, n. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. {Martlet}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows. [Written also {marten}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: The American {purple martin}, or {bee martin} ({Progne subis} or {Progne purpurea}), and the European {house martin}, or {window martin} ({Hirundo urbica} or {Chelidon urbica}), are the best known species. [1913 Webster]

{Bank martin}. (a) The bank swallow. See under {Bank}. (b) The fairy martin. See under {Fairy}.

{Bee martin}. (a) The purple martin. (b) The kingbird.

{Sand martin}, the bank swallow. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bee martin — Bee Bee (b[=e]), n. [AS. be[ o]; akin to D. bij and bije, Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh. Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An insect of the order {Hymenoptera}, and family {Apid[ae]} (the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bee martin — Martin Mar tin, n. [F. martin, from the proper name Martin. Cf. {Martlet}.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of several species of swallows, usually having the tail less deeply forked than the tail of the common swallows. [Written also {marten}.] [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bee martin — Kingbird King bird, n. (Zo[ o]l.) 1. A small American bird ({Tyrannus tyrannus}, or {Tyrannus Carolinensis}), noted for its courage in attacking larger birds, even hawks and eagles, especially when they approach its nest in the breeding season.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bee martin — kingbird. [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * bee martin, U.S. the kingbird …   Useful english dictionary

  • bee martin — kingbird. [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • bee-martin — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : kingbird …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bee — (b[=e]), n. [AS. be[ o]; akin to D. bij and bije, Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh. Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An insect of the order {Hymenoptera}, and family {Apid[ae]} (the honeybees),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bee beetle — Bee Bee (b[=e]), n. [AS. be[ o]; akin to D. bij and bije, Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh. Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An insect of the order {Hymenoptera}, and family {Apid[ae]} (the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bee bird — Bee Bee (b[=e]), n. [AS. be[ o]; akin to D. bij and bije, Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh. Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An insect of the order {Hymenoptera}, and family {Apid[ae]} (the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bee blocks — Bee Bee (b[=e]), n. [AS. be[ o]; akin to D. bij and bije, Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh. Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) An insect of the order {Hymenoptera}, and family {Apid[ae]} (the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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