carpenter bees
Apidae Apidae n. 1. 1 a family of insects comprising the bees; examples are: {honeybees}; {carpenter bees}; {bumblebees}.

Syn: family {Apidae}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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