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Definition: Bee hawk
(h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek,
AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht,
Icel. haukr, Sw. h["o]k, Dan. h["o]g, prob. from the root of
E. heave.] (Zo["o]l.)
One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the
. They differ from the true falcons in
lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in
having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size
and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were
formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the
word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as
the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
Note: Among the common American species are the red-tailed
hawk (Buteo borealis
); the red-shouldered (Buteo lineatus
); the broad-winged (Buteo Pennsylvanicus
the rough-legged (Archibuteo lagopus
sharp-shinned (Accipiter fuscus
). See Fishhawk
, Marsh hawk
, under Marsh
, Night hawk
(Zo["o]l.), the honey buzzard.
. See under Eagle
(Zo["o]l.), an Asiatic bird of the genus
, or Limn[ae]tus
, intermediate between the
hawks and eagles. There are several species.
(Zo["o]l.), a voracious fly of the family
. See Hornet fly
, under Hornet
. (Zo["o]l.) See Hawk moth
, in the Vocabulary.
(a) A northern owl (Surnia ulula
) of Europe and America. It
flies by day, and in some respects resembles the hawks.
(b) An owl of India (Ninox scutellatus
(Horology), the pawl for the rack, in the
striking mechanism of a clock.
(b[=e]), n. [AS. be['o]; akin to D. bij and bije,
Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh.
Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.]
1. (Zo["o]l.) An insect of the order Hymenoptera
(the honeybees), or family
(the solitary bees.) See Honeybee
Note: There are many genera and species. The common honeybee
) lives in swarms, each of which has
its own queen, its males or drones, and its very
numerous workers, which are barren females. Besides the
there are other species and varieties
of honeybees, as the Apis ligustica
of Spain and
Italy; the Apis Indica
of India; the Apis fasciata
of Egypt. The bumblebee
is a species of Bombus
tropical honeybees belong mostly to Melipoma
2. A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united
labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a
quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee. [U. S.]
The cellar . . . was dug by a bee in a single day.
3. pl. [Prob. fr. AS. be['a]h ring, fr. b?gan to bend. See
.] (Naut.) Pieces of hard wood bolted to the
sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays
through; -- called also bee blocks
(Zo["o]l.), a beetle (Trichodes apiarius
parasitic in beehives.
(Zo["o]l.), a bird that eats the honeybee, as the
European flycatcher, and the American kingbird.
(Bot.), an orchidaceous plant of the genus
), whose flowers have some
resemblance to bees, flies, and other insects.
(Zo["o]l.), a two winged fly of the family
. Some species, in the larval state, are
parasitic upon bees.
, a garden or inclosure to set beehives in; an
, a soft, unctuous matter, with which bees cement
the combs to the hives, and close up the cells; -- called
(Zo["o]l.), the honey buzzard.
(Zo["o]l.), a large two-winged fly of the family
(esp. Trupanea apivora
) which feeds upon
the honeybee. See Robber fly
(Zo["o]l.), a minute, wingless, dipterous insect
) parasitic on hive bees.
(Zo["o]l.), the kingbird (Tyrannus Carolinensis
) which occasionally feeds on bees.
(Zo["o]l.), a moth (Galleria cereana
larv[ae] feed on honeycomb, occasioning great damage in
(Zo["o]l.), the larva of the bee beetle. See
Illust. of Bee beetle
To have a bee in the head
or To have a bee in the bonnet
(a) To be choleric. [Obs.]
(b) To be restless or uneasy. --B. Jonson.
(c) To be full of fancies; to be a little crazy. “She's
whiles crack-brained, and has a bee in her head.”
--Sir W. Scott.