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A.Word.A.Day--apian

apian (AY-pee-uhn) adjective

Of or relating to bees.

[From Latin apis (bee).]

See more usage examples of apian in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

No monkey business here. To bee or not to bee, that's the question. This word has nothing to do with apes -- their equivalent word is simian.

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"There are many kinds of awakenings to be had in Nepal - usually spiritual, often pharmacological - but mine was apian. I stood entranced as my guide, opened up a log hive to reveal some 60,000 bees." Gerard Baker; Honey - I'm Hooked; The Times (London, UK); Jul 17, 2004.

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The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another, and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. -J.M. Barrie, playwright, novelist (1860-1937)

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