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carpenter bee

noun
1.
any of several solitary bees of the family Apidae that nest in solid wood, boring tunnels in which to deposit their eggs.
Origin of carpenter bee
1830-1840
1830-40
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British Dictionary definitions for carpenter bee

carpenter bee

noun
1.
any large solitary bee of the genus Xylocopa and related genera that lays its eggs in tunnels bored into wood or in plant stems: family Apidae
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