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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A place where bees and beehives are kept, especially a place where bees are raised for their honey.

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  • n. A place where bees and their hives are kept.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A place where bees are kept; a stand or shed for bees; a beehouse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A place where bees are kept; a stand or shed for bees; a bee-house containing a number of beehives.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a shed containing a number of beehives

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Latin apiārium, beehive, from apis, bee.

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17th Century, from Latin apiārium, from apis ("bee").

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