apian

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See also: Apian and āpiàn

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

19th century, from Latin apiānus, from apis (bee).

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /ˈeɪpi.ən/

Adjective[edit]

apian (comparative more apian, superlative most apian)

  1. Relating to bees.

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Noun[edit]

apian (plural apians)

  1. (very rare) A bee.
    • 1858, Friedrich Schoedler, The Book of Nature: An Elementary Introduction to the Sciences:
      The largest of all the apians is the humble-bee, or humming-bee (Bombus).
    • 1998, Robert C. Atkins, Dr. Atkins' Vita-nutrient Solution: Nature's Answers to Drugs, page 243:
      Whether in the world of apians or Homo sapiens, this highly concentrated super-food is indeed fit for a queen.

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Hiligaynon[edit]

Noun[edit]

apián

  1. opium