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  • beelike — adjective Resembling a bee or bees …   Wiktionary

  • beelike — adj. resembling a bee …   English contemporary dictionary

  • warble fly — any of several stout, woolly flies of the family Oestridae, the larvae of which produce warbles in cattle and other animals. [1875 80] * * * Any of several dipteran species (botfly family Oestridae or the family Hypodermatidae), widespread in… …   Universalium

  • bee — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bēo; akin to Old High German bīa bee, Old Irish bech, Lithuanian bitis Date: before 12th century 1. honeybee; broadly any of numerous hymenopterous insects (superfamily Apoidea) that differ from …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Polycephaly — Two Heads redirects here. For the Jefferson Airplane song, see After Bathing at Baxter s. Fourhead redirects here. For the facial feature, see Forehead. Triple headed redirects here. For the rail transport operation, see Double heading. Twelve… …   Wikipedia

  • Bees and toxic chemicals — Bees can suffer serious effects from toxic chemicals in their environment. This includes various synthetic chemicals, such as insecticides and fertilizers, as well as a variety of naturally occurring chemicals from plants, such as ethanol… …   Wikipedia

  • bee — bee1 beelike, adj. /bee/, n. 1. any hymenopterous insect of the superfamily Apoidea, including social and solitary species of several families, as the bumblebees, honeybees, etc. 2. the common honeybee, Apis mellifera. 3. a community social… …   Universalium

  • botfly — /bot fluy /, n., pl. botflies. any of several flies of the families Oestridae, Gasterophilidae, and Cuterebridae, the larvae of which are parasitic in the skin or other parts of various mammals. Also, bot fly. [1810 20; BOT + FLY2] * * * Any… …   Universalium

  • pollination — /pol euh nay sheuhn/, n. Bot. the transfer of pollen from the anther to the stigma. [1870 75; POLLINATE + ION] * * * Transfer of pollen grains in seed plants from the stamens, where they form, to the pistil. Pollination is required for… …   Universalium

  • syrphid fly — any of numerous beelike or wasplike flies of the family Syrphidae that feed on the nectar and pollen of flowers and have larvae that feed on decaying vegetation or prey on aphids. Also, syrphus fly /serr feuhs/. Also called flower fly. * * * …   Universalium

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