Meaning of apian in English:


Pronunciation /ˈeɪpɪən/


  • Relating to bees.

    ‘purple flowers are the most attractive to the apian mind’
    • ‘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.’


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