beebread

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Probably an Early Modern English combination of bee +‎ bread, but compare the Old English bēobrēad (honeycomb full of honey). Cognate with the Middle High German bîe brôt (German Bienen Brot) and the Old Saxon bībrōd (honeycomb”, “gingerbread, literally bee-bread).

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beebread (uncountable)

  1. Bee pollen with added honey and bee secretions, made and stored in brood cells by forager bees, and used as food for worker bees and larvae.

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