a gum tree, hollowed especially by decay, in which bees live or from which hives are made.
Dave Jones bought a bee gum of honey and had a time getting out the honey, with all the crowd assisting.
A History of Lumsden’s Battery, C.S.A. George Little
a habitation or dwelling-place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped. a natural habitation of bees, as a hollowed-out tree. a crowded, busy place. something resembling an artificial beehive in appearance, as a hut or hairdo. Also called beehive oven. an oven for converting coal into coke, characterized by its dome-shaped roof. Contemporary Examples […]
- Beehive cluster
Praesepe. an open star cluster in the center of the constellation Cancer, visible to the naked eye. noun an open cluster of several hundred stars in the constellation Cancer, visible to the naked eye as a hazy patch of light n. loose (“open”) star cluster (M44) in Cancer, from Latin praesaepe the Roman name for […]
- Beehive round
an artillery shell that ejects thousands of naillike metal projectiles on exploding.
- Beehive state
Utah (used as a nickname). Contemporary Examples The Beehive State is attracting lots of investment, finishing seventh for Access to Capital. South Dakota Is 2013 Top State for Business CNBC July 8, 2013