Definition of apian in English:

apian

adjective

  • Relating to bees.

    ‘purple flowers are the most attractive to the apian mind’
    • ‘Jones also fills the text with knowledgeable references to bee-keeping and the apian colony as utopian ideal.’
    • ‘My bees were living in the very best apian luxury and they refused to come out of the hive to pollinate the flowers in my garden and make honey.’
    • ‘Critics borrowed the apian metaphor from Seneca's eighty-fourth letter to Lucilius, ‘On Gathering Ideas.’’

Origin

Early 19th century: from Latin apianus, from apis ‘bee’.

Pronunciation

apian

/ˈeɪpɪən/