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Honey

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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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hon=ey

CIDE DICTIONARY

Honeyn. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw. håning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust, Skr. ka grain.].
  •  A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.  [1913 Webster]
  •  That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.  [1913 Webster]
    "The honey of his language."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Sweet one; -- a term of endearment.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
    " Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust."  [1913 Webster]
    "Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus."  [1913 Webster]
Honey ant (Zoöl.), a small ant (Myrmecocystus melliger), found in the Southwestern United States, and in Mexico, living in subterranean formicares. There are larger and smaller ordinary workers, and others, which serve as receptacles or cells for the storage of honey, their abdomens becoming distended to the size of a currant. These, in times of scarcity, regurgitate the honey and feed the rest. -- Honey badger (Zoöl.), the ratel. -- Honey bear. (Zoöl.) See Kinkajou. -- Honey buzzard (Zoöl.), a bird related to the kites, of the genus Pernis. The European species is Pernis apivorus; the Indian or crested honey buzzard is Pernis ptilorhyncha. They feed upon honey and the larvæ of bees. Called also bee hawk, bee kite. -- Honey guide (Zoöl.), one of several species of small birds of the family Indicatoridæ, inhabiting Africa and the East Indies. They have the habit of leading persons to the nests to wild bees. Called also honeybird, and indicator. -- Honey harvest, the gathering of honey from hives, or the honey which is gathered. Dryden. -- Honey kite. (Zoöl.) See Honey buzzard (above). -- Honey locust (Bot.), a North American tree (Gleditschia triacanthos), armed with thorns, and having long pods with a sweet pulp between the seeds. -- Honey month. Same as Honeymoon. -- Honey weasel (Zoöl.), the ratel.
Honeyv. i. 
     To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
    "Rough to common men,
    But honey at the whisper of a lord.
    "  [1913 Webster]
Honeyv. t. 
     To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.  [1913 Webster]
    "Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech?"  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Honey, n. (pl. -eys)
1 a sweet sticky yellowish fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers.
2 the colour of this.
3 a sweetness. b a sweet thing.
4 a person or thing excellent of its kind.
5 esp. US (usu. as a form of address) darling, sweetheart.

Idiom
honey-badger a ratel. honey-bee any of various bees of the genus Apis, esp. the common hive-bee (A. mellifera). honey-bun (or -bunch) (esp. as a form of address) darling. honey-buzzard any bird of prey of the genus Pernis feeding on the larvae of bees and wasps. honey-eater any Australasian bird of the family Meliphagidae with a long tongue that can take nectar from flowers. honey-fungus a parasitic fungus, Armillaria mellea, with honey-coloured edible toadstools. honey-guide
1 any small bird of the family Indicatoridae which feeds on beeswax and insects.
2 a marking on the corolla of a flower thought to guide bees to nectar. honey-parrot a lorikeet.
honey-pot
1 a pot for honey.
2 a posture with the hands clasped under the hams.
3 something very attractive or tempting. honey sac an enlarged part of a bee's gullet where honey is formed. honey-sweet sweet as honey.
Etymology
OE hunig f. Gmc

THESAURUS

Honey

Jell-O, ace, ambrosia, angel, artificial sweetener, babe, baby, baby-doll, beaut, beloved, blackstrap, blancmange, blarney, butter, butter up, buttercup, calcium cyclamate, candy, cane syrup, captive, catch, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, clover honey, comb honey, comfit, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture, conquest, conserve, coquette, corker, corn syrup, crackerjack, cyclamates, daisy, dandy, darb, darling, date, dear, deary, dilly, doll, dream, duck, duckling, dulcify, edulcorate, edulcoration, flame, flirt, frosting, gelatin, get around, glaze, heartthrob, hon, honey bunch, honey child, honeycomb, honeydew, honeypot, humdinger, icing, inamorata, jam, jelly, jolly, kid along, killer-diller, knockout, ladylove, lamb, lambkin, lay it on, lollapaloosa, love, lover, lulu, maple syrup, marmalade, meringue, molasses, mousse, mull, nectar, oil, overdo it, peach, pet, petkins, pip, pippin, play up to, precious, precious heart, preserve, saccharification, saccharify, saccharin, snookums, soap, sodium cyclamate, soft-soap, soften up, sorghum, steady, string along, stroke, sugar, sugar off, sugar-making, sugarcoat, sugaring off, sweet, sweet patootie, sweet stuff, sweeten, sweetener, sweetening, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweetmeat, sweets, syrup, the nuts, treacle, truelove, tutti-frutti, vamp, vampire, whipped cream, whiz

ROGET THESAURUS

Honey

Favorite

N favorite, pet, cosset, minion, idol, jewel, spoiled child, enfant gat_e, led captain, crony, fondling, apple of one's eye, man after one's own heart, persona grata, love dear, darling, duck, duckey, honey, sugar, jewel, mopsey, moppet, princess, sweetheart, sweetie, teacher's pet, general favorite, universal favorite, idol of the people.

Sweetness

N sweetness, dulcitude, sugar, syrup, treacle, molasses, honey, manna, confection, confectionary, sweets, grocery, conserve, preserve, confiture, jam, julep, sugar-candy, sugar-plum, licorice, marmalade, plum, lollipop, bonbon, jujube, comfit, sweetmeat, apple butter, caramel, damson, glucose, maple sirup, maple syrup, maple sugar, mithai, sorghum, taffy, nectar, hydromel, mead, meade, metheglin, honeysuckle, liqueur, sweet wine, aperitif, sugar cane, sugar beets, desert, pastry, pie, cake, candy, ice cream, tart, puff, pudding (food), dulcification, dulcoration, sweetener, corn syrup, cane sugar, refined sugar, beet sugar, dextrose, artificial sweetener, saccharin, cyclamate, aspartame, Sweet'N Low, sweet, saccharine, sacchariferous, dulcet, candied, honied, luscious, lush, nectarious, melliferous, sweetened, sweet as a nut, sweet as sugar, sweet as honey, sickly sweet, eau sucr_ee, sweets to the sweet.


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