(Hon"ey), v. t. To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.
Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech?Marston.
(Hon"ey-bag`) n. (Zoöl.) The receptacle for honey in a honeybee. Shak. Grew.
(Hon"ey*bee`) n. (Zoöl.) Any bee of the genus Apis, which lives in communities and collects
honey, esp. the common domesticated hive bee (Apis mellifica), the Italian bee and the Arabiab bee
The two latter are by many entomologists considered only varieties of the common hive bee. Each swarm
of bees consists of a large number of workers with, ordinarily, one queen or fertile female, but in the
swarming season several young queens, and a number of males or drones, are produced.
(Hon"ey*bird`) n. (Zoöl.) The honey guide.
(Hon"ey*comb`) n. [AS. hunigcamb. See Honey, and 1st Comb.]
1. A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their
2. Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with
cells like a honeycomb.
Honeycomb moth (Zoöl.), the wax moth. Honeycomb stomach. (Anat.) See Reticulum.
(Hon"ey*combed`) a. Formed or perforated like a honeycomb.
Each bastion was honeycombed with casements.Motley.
1. A sweet, saccharine substance, found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops, like
dew. Two substances have been called by this name; one exuded from the plants, and the other secreted
by certain insects, esp. aphids.
2. A kind of tobacco moistened with molasses.
1. Covered with honey.
2. Sweet, as, honeyed words. Milton.
(Hon"ey*less) a. Destitute of honey. Shak.
(Hon"ey*moon`) n. The first month after marriage. Addison.
(Hon"ey-mouthed`) a. Soft to sweet in speech; persuasive. Shak.
(Hon"ey*stone`) n. See Mellite.
(Hon"ey*suck`er) n. (Zoöl.) See Honey eater, under Honey.
(Hon"ey*suc`kle) n. [Cf. AS. hunisge privet. See Honey, and Suck.] (Bot.) One of
several species of flowering plants, much admired for their beauty, and some for their fragrance.
The honeysuckles are properly species of the genus Lonicera; as, L. Caprifolium, and L. Japonica, the
commonly cultivated fragrant kinds; L. Periclymenum, the fragrant woodbine of England; L. grata, the