Definition of Honeydew

1. Noun. The fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh.

Exact synonyms: Honeydew Melon
Generic synonyms: Winter Melon



Definition of Honeydew

1. n. 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.

Definition of Honeydew

1. Noun. A sweet sticky substance deposited on leaves by insects. ¹

2. Noun. A sweet sticky substance produced by the leaves of some plants. ¹

3. Noun. A melon with sweet green flesh, with a smooth greenish-white exterior. ¹

4. Noun. A light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon. ¹

5. Adjective. Of a light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Honeydew

1. a sweet fluid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Honeydew

1. 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, especially. Aphids. 2. A kind of tobacco moistened with molasses. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Honeydew

honeycakes
honeycomb
honeycomb conjecture
honeycomb lung
honeycomb macula
honeycomb pattern
honeycomb ringworm
honeycomb stomach
honeycomb tripe
honeycombed
honeycombing
honeycomblike
honeycombs
honeycreeper
honeycreepers
honeydew (current term)
honeydew list
honeydew melon
honeydew melons
honeydews
honeyeater
honeyeaters
honeyed
honeyed words
honeyedly
honeyflower
honeyful
honeyguide
honeyguides
honeying

Literary usage of Honeydew

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1. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt (1890)
"J. MASON, Clevedon Court Lodge, The colour of the flowers of this beautiful climber are, as nearly as Somerset. Sept., 1896. honeydew. ..."

2. Journal of Horticulture, Cottage Gardener and Country Gentlemen (1874)
"WF Radclyffe, deny, or appear to deny, that honeydew is due to and has ... In no instituée have I noticed honeydew without being able to find insects Fig. ..."

3. Appletons' Popular Science Monthly by William Jay Youmans (1896)
"Under these conditions the leaves may be caused to produce honeydew when ... When mellifluous plants are blooming abundantly, they pass the honeydew by ..."

4. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman (1893)
"SUGAR VERSUS honeydew. — In 1875, and again in 1876, I had excellent opportunities for observing the nightly attendance of moths ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"honeydew. A term applied to the sweetish secretion which under certain ... Some kinds of manna are the dried honeydew or the saccharine exudations of ..."

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