Definition of skep in English:

skep

Syllabification: skep
Pronunciation: /skep
 
/

noun

1A straw or wicker beehive.
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  • The striking display will feature examples of different hives - such as a straw skep, a stone hive and a Congested Districts Board hive.
1.1 archaic A wooden or wicker basket.

Origin

late Old English sceppe 'basket', from Old Norse skeppa 'basket, bushel'.

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Pronunciation: kənˈspɪkjʊəs
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