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 for Bee
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bee \Bee\,
     p. p. of Be; -- used for been. [Obs.] --Spenser.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bee \Bee\ (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. (Zool.) An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family
        Apid[ae] (the honeybees), or family Andrenid[ae] (the
        solitary bees.) See Honeybee.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: There are many genera and species. The common honeybee
           ({Apis mellifica) 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
           Apis mellifica 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. The
           tropical honeybees belong mostly to Melipoma and
           [1913 Webster]
     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.]
        [1913 Webster]
              The cellar . . . was dug by a bee in a single day.
                                                    --S. G.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. pl. [Prob. fr. AS. be['a]h ring, fr. b?gan to bend. See
        1st Bow.] (Naut.) Pieces of hard wood bolted to the
        sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays
        through; -- called also bee blocks.
        [1913 Webster]
     Bee+beetle+(Zool.),+a+beetle+({Trichodes+apiarius">Bee beetle (Zool.), a beetle ({Trichodes apiarius)
        parasitic in beehives.
     Bee bird (Zool.), a bird that eats the honeybee, as the
        European flycatcher, and the American kingbird.
     Bee flower (Bot.), an orchidaceous plant of the genus
        Ophrys+({Ophrys+apifera">Ophrys ({Ophrys apifera), whose flowers have some
        resemblance to bees, flies, and other insects.
     Bee fly (Zool.), a two winged fly of the family
        Bombyliid[ae]. Some species, in the larval state, are
        parasitic upon bees.
     Bee garden, a garden or inclosure to set beehives in; an
        apiary. --Mortimer.
     Bee glue, a soft, unctuous matter, with which bees cement
        the combs to the hives, and close up the cells; -- called
        also propolis.
     Bee hawk (Zool.), the honey buzzard.
     Bee killer (Zool.), a large two-winged fly of the family
        Asilid[ae] (esp. Trupanea apivora) which feeds upon
        the honeybee. See Robber fly.
     Bee louse (Zool.), a minute, wingless, dipterous insect
        ({Braula c[ae]ca) parasitic on hive bees.
     Bee+martin+(Zool.),+the+kingbird+({Tyrannus+Carolinensis">Bee martin (Zool.), the kingbird ({Tyrannus Carolinensis)
        which occasionally feeds on bees.
     Bee+moth+(Zool.),+a+moth+({Galleria+cereana">Bee moth (Zool.), a moth ({Galleria cereana) whose
        larv[ae] feed on honeycomb, occasioning great damage in
     Bee wolf (Zool.), 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.
            [1913 Webster] beebalm

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of numerous hairy-bodied insects including social and
           solitary species
      2: a social gathering to carry out some communal task or to hold

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  24 Moby Thesaurus words for "bee":
     boutade, bumblebee, conceit, cornhusking, crotchet, drone, fancy,
     freak, honeybee, hornet, humor, husking, idea, impulse, megrim,
     queen, queen bee, quilting bee, raising bee, vagary, wasp, whim,
     worker, yellow jacket

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     First mentioned in Deut. 1:44. Swarms of bees, and the danger of
     their attacks, are mentioned in Ps. 118:12. Samson found a
     "swarm of bees" in the carcass of a lion he had slain (Judg.
     14:8). Wild bees are described as laying up honey in woods and
     in clefts of rocks (Deut. 32:13; Ps. 81:16). In Isa. 7:18 the
     "fly" and the "bee" are personifications of the Egyptians and
     Assyrians, the inveterate enemies of Israel.

From U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000) :

  Bee -- U.S. County in Texas
     Population (2000):    32359
     Housing Units (2000): 10939
     Land area (2000):     880.143320 sq. miles (2279.560638 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.170296 sq. miles (0.441064 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    880.313616 sq. miles (2280.001702 sq. km)
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             28.411702 N, 97.746289 W
      Bee, TX
      Bee County
      Bee County, TX

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Bee, NE -- U.S. village in Nebraska
     Population (2000):    223
     Housing Units (2000): 89
     Land area (2000):     0.247993 sq. miles (0.642298 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.247993 sq. miles (0.642298 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            03600
     Located within:       Nebraska (NE), FIPS 31
     Location:             41.005857 N, 97.057969 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     68314
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Bee, NE

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