Definition of apian in English:

apian

adjective

  • [attributive] Relating to bees.

    • ‘Critics borrowed the apian metaphor from Seneca's eighty-fourth letter to Lucilius, ‘On Gathering Ideas.’’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Jones also fills the text with knowledgeable references to bee-keeping and the apian colony as utopian ideal.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

apian

/ˈāpēən/