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A bee which lays its eggs in the nest of another kind of bee, the young being raised and fed by the host.
- ‘Look for cuckoo bees flying low over the ground and foliage, hunting for foraging and nesting victims.’
- ‘Typically, cuckoo bees that prey on solitary bees enter the nest to lay eggs while the host is out foraging.’
- ‘Female cuckoo bees hijack bumblebee colonies letting the workers raise their eggs for them.’
- ‘The cuckoo bees lay eggs in other bee nests and let the host bees take care of their young.’
- ‘Mated female cuckoo bees hibernate through the winter, and emerge in the spring later than their hosts.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.