Translation of queen bee in Spanish:

queen bee

n

  • 1.1 [Zoology/Zoología] abeja (feminine) reina
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    • 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)
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    • 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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Most first names in Spanish-speaking countries are those of saints. A person's santo, (also known as onomástico in Latin America and onomástica in Spain) is the saint's day of the saint that they are named for. Children were once usually named for the saint whose day they were born on, but this is less common now.