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

  Honeybee \Hon"ey*bee`\, n. (Zool.)
     Any bee of the genus Apis, which lives in communities and
     collects honey, esp. the common domesticated hive bee ({Apis
     mellifica), the Italian bee ({Apis ligustica}), and the
     Arabiab bee ({Apis fasciata). The two latter are by many
     entomologists considered only varieties of the common hive
     bee. Each swarm of bees consists of a large number of workers
     (barren females), with, ordinarily, one queen or fertile
     female, but in the swarming season several young queens, and
     a number of males or drones, are produced.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: social bee often domesticated for the honey it produces
           [syn: honeybee, Apis mellifera]

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