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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bum"ble*bee`
A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; -- so named from its sound.

Note: ☞ There are many species. All gather honey, and store it in the empty cocoons after the young have come out.

Etymology: OE. bumblen to make a humming noise (dim. of bum, v. i.) + bee. Cf. Humblebee

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  1. Robust hairy social bee of temperate regions

1520s replacing Middle English humbul-be. Merged with Middle English bombeln (“to boom, buzz”), in the late 14th century.

  1. Any of several species of large bee in the genus Bombus

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Germany approximately on 775. Your profession was sailor and shoemaker.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

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