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waggle dance

noun
1.
a series of patterned movements performed by a scouting bee, communicating to other bees of the colony the direction and distance of a food source or hive site.
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Examples from the web for waggle dance
  • Honey bees do a little movement called the waggle dance to alert each other to new food sources.
  • Scientists have discovered two main types of bee dances: the round dance and the waggle dance.
Contemporary definitions for waggle dance
noun

a behavioral occurrence in bees by which they communicate with the tail movement indicating to the hive or nest that food has been found and the direction and distance of the source of the food

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