noun (plural -aries) Etymology: Latin apiarium, from apis bee Date: 1654 a place where bees are kept; especially a collection of hives or colonies of bees kept for their honey

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  • Apiary — A pi*a*ry, n. [L. apiarium, fr. apis bee.] A place where bees are kept; a stand or shed for bees; a beehouse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • apiary — (n.) 1650s, from L. apiarium beehouse, beehive, neut. of apiarius of bees, from apis bee, a mystery word unrelated to any similar words in other Indo European languages …   Etymology dictionary

  • apiary — ► NOUN (pl. apiaries) ▪ a place where bees are kept. DERIVATIVES apiarist noun. ORIGIN Latin apiarium, from apis bee …   English terms dictionary

  • apiary — [ā′pē er΄ē] n. pl. apiaries [L apiarium, beehive < apis, bee] a place where bees are kept for their honey, generally consisting of a number of hives …   English World dictionary

  • Apiary — An apiary (also known as a bee yard) is a place where beehives of honey bees are kept. Traditionally beekeepers (also known as apiarists) paid land rent in honey for the use of small parcels. Some farmers will provide free apiary sites, because… …   Wikipedia

  • apiary — UK [ˈeɪpɪərɪ] / US [ˈeɪpɪˌerɪ] noun [countable] Word forms apiary : singular apiary plural apiaries a place where bees are kept so that their honey can be collected …   English dictionary

  • apiary — bitynas statusas Aprobuotas sritis veterinarija apibrėžtis Vieta lauke, kur laikomi aviliai su bičių šeimomis. atitikmenys: angl. apiary vok. Bienenstand, m pranc. rucher šaltinis Valstybinės maisto ir veterinarijos tarnybos direktoriaus 2011 m.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • apiary — n.; pl. ies [L. apiarium, beehive] The area where bees are kept; a collection of hives maintained for honey production …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • apiary — /ay pee er ee/, n., pl. apiaries. a place in which a colony or colonies of bees are kept, as a stand or shed for beehives or a bee house containing a number of beehives. [1645 55; < L apiarium beehive, equiv. to api(s) bee + arium ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • apiary — noun /ˈeɪ.pi.ə.ri,ˈeɪ.pi.ɛr.i/ A place where bees and their hives are kept. <!Not the same as a beehive See Also: apiarian, apiarist, apiculture …   Wiktionary

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