killer bee
noun Date: 1976 Africanized bee

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • killer bee — noun An Africanized honey bee …   Wiktionary

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  • killer bee — 1. a honeybee, Apis mellifera adansonii, native to Africa, that is extremely aggressive and attacks in swarms when disturbed: brought to Brazil and accidentally released there in 1956. 2. an American hybrid of the African and European honeybees… …   Universalium

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