Definition of Osmia in English:

Osmia

noun

Entomology
  • A genus of solitary bees (mason bees) of the family Megachilidae, many of which nest in burrows or cells constructed from earth or chewed plant material bonded with saliva; (also osmia) a bee of this genus.

Pronunciation

Osmia

/ˈɒzmɪə/ /ˈɒsmɪə/

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin Osmia, genus name from ancient Greek ὀσμή smell, odour + scientific Latin -ia.