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bee•hive



Pronunciation: (bē'hīv"), [key]
n.
1. a habitation or dwelling-place constructed for bees, usually either dome-shaped or box-shaped.
2. a natural habitation of bees, as a hollowed-out tree.
3. a crowded, busy place.
4. something resembling an artificial beehive in appearance, as a hut or hairdo.
5. Also called bee'hive ov"en. an oven for converting coal into coke, characterized by its dome-shaped roof.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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