honeycomb sponge

noun

: a fine soft-fibered commercial sponge (Hippospongia equina elastica) of a massive form occurring in the Mediterranean and Red seas

Word History

First Known Use

1759, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of honeycomb sponge was in 1759

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“Honeycomb sponge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeycomb%20sponge. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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