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humblebee

[huhm-buh l-bee] /ˈhʌm bəlˌbi/
noun, Chiefly British
1.
Origin of humblebee
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English humbul-be; akin to Dutch hommel drone, German Hummelbiene kind of wild-bee, Middle Low German homelbe; probably akin to hum
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humblebee

/ˈhʌmbəlˌbiː/
noun
1.
another name for the bumblebee
Word Origin
C15: related to Middle Dutch hommel bumblebee, Old High German humbal; see hum
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