bumblebee definition

  • noun:
    • some of various huge, hairy, personal bees regarding the genus Bombus that nest underground.
    • Any of various big, hairy, personal bees of the genus Bombus that nest underground.
    • some of several species of big bee in the genus Bombus.
    • a big bee associated with the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so named from the noise.
    • a big hairy social bee for the family Apidœ, subfamily Socialiœ, and genus Bombus, species of that are within most countries.
    • robust hairy social bee of temperate regions
    • any one of a number of types of big bee in the genus Bombus.
    • a sizable bee associated with genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so-named from its sound.
    • a sizable hairy personal bee associated with the household Apidœ, subfamily Socialiœ, and genus Bombus, types of which are present in many parts of the world.
    • robust hairy social bee of temperate areas

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