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name for flying insects of the superfamily Apoidea, in the same order as the ants and the wasps. Bees are characterized by their enlarged hind feet, typically equipped with pollen baskets of stiff hairs for gathering pollen.
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The common name for several large, hairy social bees of the genus Bombus in the family Apidae.
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any large hairy social bee of the genus Bombus and related genera, of temperate regions: family Apidae
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