Bum"ble*bee`(), n. [OE. bumblen to make a humming noise (dim. of bum, v. i.) + bee. Cf. Humblebee.] (Zol.) A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so named from its sound.
There are many species. All gather honey, and store it in the empty cocoons after the young have come out.
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