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apiary

[ey-pee-er-ee] /ˈeɪ piˌɛr i/
noun, plural apiaries.
1.
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.
Origin of apiary
1645-1655
1645-55; < Latin apiārium beehive, equivalent to api(s) bee + -ārium -ary
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apiary

/ˈeɪpɪərɪ/
noun (pl) -aries
1.
a place where bees are kept, usually in beehives
Word Origin
C17: from Latin apiārium from apis bee
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Word Origin and History for apiary
n.

1650s, from Latin apiarium "beehouse, beehive," neuter of apiarius "of bees," from apis "bee," a mystery word unrelated to any similar words in other Indo-European languages. A borrowing from Semitic has been proposed.

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