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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

queen′ bee′(n.)

  1. a fertile female bee.

    Category: Entomology

  2. a woman who is in a favored or preeminent position.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Sexuality

Origin of queen bee:

1600–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. queen bee(noun)

    fertile egg-laying female bee

Wiktionary

  1. queen bee(Noun)

    A reproductive female (especially the only one) in a colony of bees.

  2. queen bee(Noun)

    The most important or dominant woman in an organisation or situation.

Freebase

  1. Queen bee

    The term queen bee is typically used to refer to an adult, mated female that lives in a honey bee colony or hive; she is usually the mother of most, if not all, the bees in the hive. The queens are developed from larvae selected by worker bees and specially fed in order to become sexually mature. There is normally only one adult, mated queen in a hive. The term "queen bee" can be more generally applied to any dominant reproductive female in a colony of a eusocial bee species other than honey bees.

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