bees n.pl. [A.S. beo, bee] (ARTHRO: Insecta) The flower-visiting, social or solitary, aculeate hymenopterous insects belonging to the superfamily Apoidea.
beeswax n. [A.S. beo, bee; weax, wax] (ARTHRO: Insecta) A wax secreted by glands on the ventral surface of the abdomen of worker bees that is used in the construction of honeycombs.
belemnoid a. [Gr. belemnon, javelin; eidos, form] Dartlike in shape.
bell n. [A.S. belle, bell] 1. Any bell-shaped structure. 2. (CNID) a. In Hydrozoa, the umbrella of jellyfish. b. In Scyphozoa, the nectophores of siphonophores. 3. (NEMATA) The bursa.
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