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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 been bee-stung the little man pivoted on his heels.
Local Color Irvin S. Cobb

She comes out of it with a violent start, as though she had just been bee-stung.
Cobb’s Bill-of-Fare Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb

(of the lips) pouting and sensuous


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