Hive bee
Hive Hive, n. [OE. hive, huve, AS. h?fe.] 1. A box, basket, or other structure, for the reception and habitation of a swarm of honeybees. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. The bees of one hive; a swarm of bees. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A place swarming with busy occupants; a crowd. [1913 Webster]

The hive of Roman liars. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

{Hive bee} (Zo["o]l.), the honeybee. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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