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queen bee

Translation of queen bee in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] abeja (feminine) reina
    Example sentences
    • To scientists, that's as bizarre a finding as a queen bee spawning a colony of ants.
    • Our scientists surmised that the bulk of any emotional consideration was left to the queens, who ruled the Zylon like a queen bee does her hive.
    • Produced by glands in worker bees' heads, royal jelly is fed to larvae and the adult queen bee.
    1.2 (female organizer) mandamás (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Washington DC is a matriarchal society and I am the queen bee.
    • She is the fashion correspondent for the International Herald Tribune and by the lights of the arcane pecking order of this bizarre business is accepted as the queen bee.
    • The role of Eva Phillips, the queen bee who achieves her selfish aims by stinging any rivals around her that might challenge her supremacy, seemed tailor-made for Crawford.

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Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.