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English

A man-made beehive.

Etymology

From bee + hive.

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Noun

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beehive

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  1. An enclosed structure in which some species of honey bees (genus Apis) live and raise their young.
  2. A man-made structure in which bees are kept for their honey.
  3. (figuratively) Any place full of activity, or in which people are very busy.
  4. A women's hairstyle, popular in the 1960s, in which long hair is styled into a hive-shaped form on top of the head and usually held in place with lacquer.
  5. A type of anti-personnel ammunition round containing flechettes, and characterised by the buzzing sound made as they fly through the air.
    • 2005: By the time it was over, Stone had been blown thirty feet through the air by a beehive round as he was running across a field, knocked out by the concussion of the blast. — Martin Torgoff, Can't Find My Way Home (Simon & Schuster 2005, p. 179)

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