honeycomb

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1hon·ey·comb

noun \-ˌkōm\

: a group of wax cells with six sides that are built by honeybees in their hive and that contain young bees or honey

Full Definition of HONEYCOMB

1
:  a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honeybees in their nest to contain their brood and stores of honey
2
:  something that resembles a honeycomb in structure or appearance; especially :  a strong lightweight cellular structural material

Examples of HONEYCOMB

  1. One of the honeycombs was empty.

First Known Use of HONEYCOMB

before 12th century

2honeycomb

verb

Definition of HONEYCOMB

transitive verb
1
a :  to cause to be full of cavities like a honeycomb
b :  to make into a checkered pattern :  fret
2
a :  to penetrate into every part :  fill
b :  subvert, weaken
intransitive verb
:  to become pitted, checked, or cellular

First Known Use of HONEYCOMB

1774

hon·ey·comb

noun \-ˌkōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HONEYCOMB

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