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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A black and yellow flying insect that makes honey; A social gathering to hold academic competitions.

Usage examples (31)
  • I was stung by a bee in our garden.
  • Where metheglin was making he would linger round the tubs and vessels, begging a draught of what he called bee-wine.
  • She looks too nice a girl to have been stung by the title bee, that's all. "
  • The queen bee is the only female capable of reproducing. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Neither the bumble "bee" (insect) nor the spelling "bee" (spelling competition) have to ponder Shakespeare's question of existence, "To 'be' (exist) or not to beà"
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