From Latin propolis, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek πρόπολις (própolis, “suburb; propolis”) (apparently because the material was used by bees to extend their hives), from Ancient Greek προ- (pro-, “pro-”) + πόλις (pólis, “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)
- "propolis" in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- dative plural of
- ablative plural of