Definition of apian in English:
Of or relating to bees.
- Critics borrowed the apian metaphor from Seneca's eighty-fourth letter to Lucilius, ‘On Gathering Ideas.’
- My bees were living in the very best apian luxury and they refused to come out of the hive to pollinate the flowers in my garden and make honey.
- Jones also fills the text with knowledgeable references to bee-keeping and the apian colony as utopian ideal.
early 19th century: from Latin apianus, from apis 'bee'.
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