Africanized bee
noun Date: 1970 a honeybee that originated in Brazil as an accidental hybrid between an aggressive African subspecies (Apis mellifera scutellata) and previously established European honeybees and has spread to Mexico and the southernmost United States by breeding with local bees producing populations retaining most of the African bee's traits — called also Africanized honeybee, killer bee

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  • Africanized bee — or Africanized honeybee or killer bee n. a hybrid of African and European honeybees, developed in Brazil and known for its disease resistance and superior honey production: also called killer bee * * * …   Universalium

  • Africanized bee — or Africanized honeybee or killer bee n. a hybrid of African and European honeybees, developed in Brazil and known for its disease resistance and superior honey production: also called killer bee …   English World dictionary

  • Africanized bee — Killer bee redirects here. For other uses, see Killer bees (disambiguation). Africanized honey bee Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Africanized bee — noun a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas • Syn: ↑Africanized honey bee, ↑killer bee,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Africanized bee — Af·ri·can·ized bee .af ri kə .nīzd n a honeybee that originated in Brazil as an accidental hybrid between an aggressive African subspecies (Apis mellifera scutellata) and previously established European honeybees and has spread to Mexico and the… …   Medical dictionary

  • Africanized bee — n. aggressive hybrid breed of honeybee that was accidentally hybridized in Brazil which is a cross between a European honeybee with an African bee …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Sting, Africanized bee — All stings from bees (and other large stinging insects such as yellow jackets, hornets and wasps) can trigger allergic reactions varying greatly in severity. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. This is surely so with Africanized honey… …   Medical dictionary

  • africanized honeybee — noun see africanized bee * * * /af ri keuh nuyzd /. See killer bee. * * * Africanized bee or Africanized honeybee, = killer bee (def. 2). (Cf. ↑killer bee) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Africanized honey bee — noun a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas • Syn: ↑Africanized bee, ↑killer bee, ↑Apis… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Africanized honeybee — noun see Africanized bee …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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