The Letter B
B is a consonant and may be spelled, “bee”.
B is derived from the Greek letter beta and the Phoenician and Hebrew, beth. The original meaning of beth was “house”.
Beta means second. For example, the beta version of software is the next version, usually on trial and somewhat incomplete.
Words with a silent b include
bdellium (a mineral), and subtle.
Words that end in bt
Words that end in mb
bomb, climb, comb, crumb, door jamb, dumb, lamb, limb, numb, plumb, succumb, thumb, tomb, womb
Note that words ending in bt or mb keep the silent b, even with the addition of suffixes.
debtor, bomber, plumber
limber, timber [pronounce the b]