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definition of the word honeycomb

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From honey + comb.

Honeycomb with drone eggs.

Singular
honeycomb

Plural
honeycombs

honeycomb (plural honeycombs)

  1. A structure of hexagonal cells made by bees primarily of wax, to hold their larvae and for storing the honey to feed the larvae and to feed themselves during winter.
  2. Any structure resembling a honeycomb.
    • The wood porch was a honeycomb of termite tunnels before we replaced it.
    1797 Adams, John, (Letter from John Adams to Uriah Forrest, June 20, 1797), compiled in Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia, at http://wiki.monticello.org/mediawiki/index.php/Notable_Comments_on_Jefferson_(Contemporary)
    • [there is in Jefferson]...evidence of a mind soured, yet seeking for popularity, and eaten to a honeycomb with ambition....

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