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Swarm

Definition
noun, plural: swarms
(1) A large number of insects or small organisms, particularly when they are in motion.
(2) A group of bees with a queen bee migrating to establish a new colony.
(3) A mass of people or animals especially when in turmoil.
verb
(1) To move as a swarm.
(2) To be overrun or thronged with multitude of organisms in motion, e.g. insects.
(3) To breed.
(4) To climb e.g. a tree or pole by gripping with arms and legs.
Supplement
Word origin: Old English swearm
Related term:

  • swarm spore


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