From Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις (propolis, “suburb; propolis”) (apparently because the material was used by bees to extend their hives), from Ancient Greek προ- (pro-, “pro-”) + πόλις (polis, “city”).
- An aromatic glue-like substance produced by honeybees from tree resin, waxes, and their own secretions, used in the construction of their hives.
propolis f (uncountable)
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