Definition of apiary noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈeɪpiəri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈeɪpieri//
(pl. apiaries)
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a place where bees are kept The apiary was nearby; half a dozen hives faced south down the slope. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin apiarium, from apis ‘bee’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: apiary