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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honeycomb  \Hon"ey*comb`\,  n.  [AS.  hunigcamb  See  {Honey},  and 
  1st  {Comb}.] 
  1.  A  mass  of  hexagonal  waxen  cells,  formed  by  bees,  and  used 
  by  them  to  hold  their  honey  and  their  eggs. 
 
  2.  Any  substance,  as  a  easting  of  iron,  a  piece  of  worm-eaten 
  wood,  or  of  triple,  etc.,  perforated  with  cells  like  a 
  honeycomb. 
 
  {Honeycomb  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  wax  moth. 
 
  {Honeycomb  stomach}.  (Anat.)  See  {Reticulum}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honeycomb 
  n  :  a  structure  of  hexagonal  cells  resembling  the  honeycomb 
  built  by  bees 
  v  1:  carve  a  honeycomb  pattern  into  "The  cliffs  were 
  honeycombed" 
  2:  penetrate  thoroughly  and  into  every  part  "the 
  revolutionaries  honeycombed  the  organization" 
  3:  make  full  of  cavities,  like  a  honeycomb 
  4:  mark  with  a  honeycomb  pattern 




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