Definition for A'PIS

A'PIS, n. [L.]

In zoology, the bee, a genus of insects of the order of Hymenopters. The mouth has two jaws, and a proboscis infolded in a double sheath; the wings are four, the two foremost covering the hinder ones when at rest. The females and working bees have a sting. – Encyc.

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