Etymology
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apiary (n.)

1650s, from Latin apiarium "bee-house, beehive," noun use of neuter of apiarius "of bees," from apis "bee," a mystery word unrelated to any similar words in other Indo-European languages. A borrowing from Semitic has been proposed; de Vaan finds it "conceivable." Related: Apiarian (1798).

updated on September 23, 2022

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Definitions of apiary from WordNet

apiary (n.)
a shed containing a number of beehives;
Synonyms: bee house
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