propolis

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From Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις (própolis, suburb; propolis) (apparently because the material was used by bees to extend their hives), from Ancient Greek προ- (pro-, pro-) + πόλις (pólis, city).

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propolis (uncountable)

  1. An aromatic glue-like substance produced by honeybees from tree resin, waxes, and their own secretions, used in the construction of their hives.

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις (própolis, suburb; propolis), from Ancient Greek προ- (pro-, pro-) + πόλις (pólis, city).

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propolis f (uncountable)

  1. propolis

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propōlīs

  1. dative plural of propōla
  2. ablative plural of propōla