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prŏpŏlis , is, f., = πρόπολις,
I.the third foundation in making honey, a gummy substance with which the bees close the crevices of their hives, bee-glue, propolis: “propolin vocant, quod apes faciunt ad foramen introitus protectum in alvum, maxime aestate,Varr. R. R. 3, 16, 23: “prima fundamenta comosin vocant periti, secunda pissoceron, tertia propolin,Plin. 11, 7, 6, § 16; 22, 24, 50, § 107; Gell. 5, 3, 4.
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