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spelling bee

noun
1.
a spelling competition won by the individual or team spelling the greatest number of words correctly; spelldown.
Origin of spelling bee
1870-1875
1870-75
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spelling bee

noun
1.
a contest in which players are required to spell words according to orthographic conventions
Word Origin
C19: from bee²
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