hon·ey·comb


hon·ey·comb
/ˈhʌniˌkoʊm/ noun, pl -combs
: a group of wax cells with six sides that are built by honeybees in their hive and that contain young bees or honey
[noncount]

a piece of honeycomb

[count]

One of the honeycombs was empty.


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • honeycomb — hon|ey|comb [ˈhʌnikəum US koum] n 1.) a structure made by ↑bees, which consists of many six sided cells in which honey is stored 2.) something that is arranged or shaped in this pattern …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • honeycomb — hon|ey|comb [ hʌni,koum ] noun count a structure with a lot of holes, that honeybees make to store HONEY in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • honeycomb — hon•ey•comb [[t]ˈhʌn iˌkoʊm[/t]] n. 1) agr. a structure of rows of hexagonal wax cells, formed by bees in their hive for the storage of honey, pollen, and eggs 2) anything resembling such a structure, esp. in containing many small units or holes… …   From formal English to slang

  • Honeycomb — 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 eggs. [1913 Webster] 2. Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm eaten… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Honeycomb stomach — Honeycomb 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 eggs. [1913 Webster] 2. Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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