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P ptilorhynchaHoney Hon"ey, n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig; akin to OS.
honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel. hunang, Sw.
h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ? dust, Skr. kaa grain.]
1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from
flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the
2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
The honey of his language. --Shak.
3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment. --Chaucer.
Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus. --Shak.
Note: 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.
Honey ant (Zo["o]l.), 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 (Zo["o]l.), the ratel.
Honey bear. (Zo["o]l.) See Kinkajou.
Honey buzzard (Zo["o]l.), a bird related to the kites, of
the genus Pernis. The European species is P. apivorus;
the Indian or crested honey buzzard is P. ptilorhyncha.
They feed upon honey and the larv[ae] of bees. Called also
bee hawk, bee kite.
Honey creeper (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small,
bright, colored, passerine birds of the family
C[oe]rebid[ae], abundant in Central and South America.
Honey easter (Zo["o]l.), one of numerous species of small
passerine birds of the family Meliphagid[ae], abundant
in Australia and Oceania; -- called also honeysucker.
Honey flower (Bot.), an evergreen shrub of the genus
Melianthus, a native of the Cape of Good Hope. The
flowers yield much honey.
Honey guide (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of small
birds of the family Indicatorid[ae], 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. (Zo["o]l.) 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 (Zo["o]l.), the ratel.
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