honey-sweet

adjective

Definition of honey-sweet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: sweet with or as if with honey honey-sweet blossoms honey-sweet voice

honeysweet

noun

Definition of honeysweet (Entry 2 of 2)

: a white woolly perennial herb (Tidestromia oblongifolia) of the desert region of the U.S. forming broad flat mats and having stems and involucral bracts that often turn reddish with age and honey-scented yellow flowers

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First Known Use of honey-sweet

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for honey-sweet

Adjective

Middle English hony sweete, from Old English hunigswēte, from hunig honey + swēte sweet

Noun

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The first known use of honey-sweet was before the 12th century

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“Honey-sweet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honey-sweet. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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