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Definition of bee hawk
bee hawkHoney 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.
Meaning of bee hawk from wikipedia
- hummingbird moths
in the US and Canada
and bee hawk
-moths in Britain. The related
Old World hummingbird hawk
Macroglossum, are similar
for a bird of prey, and Latin apivorus
-eating", from apis, "bee
" and -vorus, "-eating". In fact, bees
are much less important
- flowers during
the day. A few common species
in Africa, such as the Oriental bee hawk
hirundo, and Macroglossum
as the broad-bordered bee hawk
-moth, is a moth of the family
Sphingidae. It is found
kingii, the gardenia bee hawk
, is a moth of the family
Sphingidae. It is found
in the northern
of Australia. The wingspan
tityus, the narrow-bordered bee hawk
-moth, is a moth of the family Sphingidae which
to the Palearctic. It has a wide range, from Ireland...
- A tarantula hawk
is a spider
wasp (Pompilidae) that preys
on tarantulas. Tarantula hawks belong
to any of the many species
in the genera Pepsis
- tree is a food plant
for the larvae
of some species
of hawk moths
such as the Oriental bee hawk
hylas, and a favoured
sap tree for Carlisis...
hylas, the coffee bee
hawkmoth, pellucid hawk
moth or coffee
clearwing, is a moth of the family
Sphingidae. The species
- The hummingbird hawk
-moth (Macroglossum stellatarum) is a species
moth found across temperate regions
of Eurasia. The species
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