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Noun: Africanized honey bee
  1. A strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas
    - Africanized bee, killer bee, Apis mellifera scutellata, Apis mellifera adansonii

Derived forms: Africanized honey bees

Type of: Apis mellifera, honeybee

Encyclopedia: Africanized honey bee