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1honeycomb

noun hon·ey·comb \-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
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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
HONEYCOMB Defined for Kids

honeycomb

noun hon·ey·comb \ˈhə-nē-ˌkōm\

Definition of HONEYCOMB for Kids

:  a mass of wax cells built by honeybees in their nest to contain young bees and stores of honey
Medical Dictionary

honeycomb

noun hon·ey·comb \-ˌkōm\

Medical Definition of HONEYCOMB

:  reticulum 1

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