Bee orchid



noun
a European orchid, Ophrys apifera, whose flower resembles a bumble bee in shape and colour
any of several other orchids with beelike flowers

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    having a red and swollen appearance: 1920s flappers with bee-stung lips. Historical Examples He was mollified and won by the big, gentle eyes and that bee-stung upper lip. We Can’t Have Everything Rupert Hughes As though she had been bee-stung, Mittie May flung up her head. Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb As though he had […]

  • Beeswing

    a light, flaky deposit found in port and some other bottle-aged wines. Historical Examples And by this beeswing, Mr. Bosky, we guess Uncle Timothy is butler too. Merrie England In The Olden Time, Vol. 1 (of 2) George Daniel But beeswing was a bred stock-horse, she knew the game and loved it. A Tramp’s Notebook […]



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