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royal jelly

noun
1.
a viscous substance secreted from the pharyngeal glands of worker honeybees, fed to all larvae during their first few days and afterward only to those larvae selected to be queens.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
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  • Who becomes royal and who a drudge depends on who gets fed with a fantabulous substance called royal jelly.
  • royal jelly and pollen for bee feed cannot be imported from any country except under permit.
British Dictionary definitions for royal jelly

royal jelly

noun
1.
a substance secreted by the pharyngeal glands of worker bees and fed to all larvae when very young and to larvae destined to become queens throughout their development
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