honeydew

noun
hon·​ey·​dew | \ˈhə-nē-ˌdü, -ˌdyü\

Definition of honeydew 

1 : a saccharine deposit secreted on the leaves of plants usually by aphids or scale insects or sometimes by a fungus

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Good options include cantaloupe, honeydew and pineapple. Becky Krystal, The Seattle Times, "How to take your fruit salad from boring to brilliant," 17 July 2018 Green melons, such as honeydews, lend themselves to the bubbles of a dry Prosecco, the clarity of vodka or the sweet fire of white rum. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The 5-Minute Dessert of the Summer," 12 July 2018 This salad is the best PR that honeydew could ever get. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "You’re Gonna Try This Fruit Salad and You’re Gonna Love It," 21 June 2018 Slice up the honeydew and some fennel and introduce them to each other. Carla Lalli Music, Bon Appetit, "You’re Gonna Try This Fruit Salad and You’re Gonna Love It," 21 June 2018 The best honeydew will have a white or creamy color. Audrey Bruno, SELF, "Here's How to Pick a Perfect Melon Every Time," 31 May 2018 For garnishes, a grating of lemon or lime zest on the honeydews or watermelons works nicely; a faint grinding of pink peppercorns on the Charentais draws out the flavors of the Port. Aleksandra Crapanzano, WSJ, "The 5-Minute Dessert of the Summer," 12 July 2018 The Chinatown locale also offers an inky black sesame, along with matcha, honeydew, and other unusual flavors, all of which can be paired with unlimited toppings. Grace Dickinson, Philly.com, "6 cool ways to get out of the heat this summer in Philadelphia," 3 July 2018 Blend honeydew, coconut water, mint, lime juice, salt, 6 oz. cucumber, and 2 cups ice in a blender until smooth. Molly Baz, Bon Appetit, "Chill-Out Honeydew Cucumber Slushy," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of honeydew

1526, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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