honey sac


Definition of honey sac

: a distension of the esophagus of a bee in which honey is elaborated

called also honey stomach

Examples of honey sac in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Gloopy, sweet, naturally antibacterial honey is made by the tireless work of thousands of female bees who suck up nectar into a special stomach called the honey sac. Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit, 12 May 2021

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First Known Use of honey sac

1886, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of honey sac was in 1886

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“Honey sac.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honey%20sac. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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