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honeysucker


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honey  \Hon"ey\,  n.  [OE.  honi,  huni,  AS  hunig;  akin  to  OS 
  honeg,  D.  &  G.  honig,  OHG.  honag,  honang,  Icel.  hunang  Sw 
  h[*a]ning,  Dan.  honning,  cf  Gr  ?  dust,  Skr.  kaa  grain.] 
  1.  A  sweet  viscid  fluid,  esp.  that  collected  by  bees  from 
  flowers  of  plants,  and  deposited  in  the  cells  of  the 
  honeycomb. 
 
  2.  That  which  is  sweet  or  pleasant,  like  honey. 
 
  The  honey  of  his  language.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  Sweet  one  --  a  term  of  endearment.  --Chaucer. 
 
  Honey,  you  shall  be  well  desired  in  Cyprus.  --Shak. 
 
  Note:  Honey  is  often  used  adjectively  or  as  the  first  part  of 
  compound;  as  honeydew  or  honey  dew;  honey  guide  or 
  honeyguide  honey  locust  or  honey-locust. 
 
  {Honey  ant}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  ant  ({Myrmecocystus 
  melliger}),  found  in  the  Southwestern  United  States,  and 
  in  Mexico,  living  in  subterranean  formicares  There  are 
  larger  and  smaller  ordinary  workers,  and  others  which 
  serve  as  receptacles  or  cells  for  the  storage  of  honey, 
  their  abdomens  becoming  distended  to  the  size  of  a 
  currant.  These  in  times  of  scarcity,  regurgitate  the 
  honey  and  feed  the  rest. 
 
  {Honey  badger}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ratel. 
 
  {Honey  bear}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Kinkajou}. 
 
  {Honey  buzzard}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  bird  related  to  the  kites,  of 
  the  genus  {Pernis}.  The  European  species  is  {P.  apivorus}; 
  the  Indian  or  crested  honey  buzzard  is  {P.  ptilorhyncha}. 
  They  feed  upon  honey  and  the  larv[ae]  of  bees.  Called  also 
  {bee  hawk},  {bee  kite}. 
 
  {Honey  creeper}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  numerous  species  of  small 
  bright,  colored,  passerine  birds  of  the  family 
  {C[oe]rebid[ae]},  abundant  in  Central  and  South  America. 
 
 
  {Honey  easter}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  numerous  species  of  small 
  passerine  birds  of  the  family  {Meliphagid[ae]},  abundant 
  in  Australia  and  Oceania;  --  called  also  {honeysucker}. 
 
  {Honey  flower}  (Bot.),  an  evergreen  shrub  of  the  genus 
  {Melianthus},  a  native  of  the  Cape  of  Good  Hope.  The 
  flowers  yield  much  honey. 
 
  {Honey  guide}  (Zo["o]l.),  one  of  several  species  of  small 
  birds  of  the  family  {Indicatorid[ae]},  inhabiting  Africa 
  and  the  East  Indies.  They  have  the  habit  of  leading 
  persons  to  the  nests  to  wild  bees.  Called  also 
  {honeybird},  and  {indicator}. 
 
  {Honey  harvest},  the  gathering  of  honey  from  hives,  or  the 
  honey  which  is  gathered.  --Dryden. 
 
  {Honey  kite}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Honey  buzzard}  (above). 
 
  {Honey  locust}  (Bot.),  a  North  American  tree  ({Gleditschia 
  triacanthos}),  armed  with  thorns,  and  having  long  pods 
  with  a  sweet  pulp  between  the  seeds. 
 
  {Honey  month}.  Same  as  {Honeymoon}. 
 
  {Honey  weasel}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  ratel. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honeysucker  \Hon"ey*suck`er\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Honey  eater},  under  {Honey}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honeysucker 
  n  :  Australasian  bird  with  tongue  and  bill  adapted  for 
  extracting  nectar  [syn:  {honey  eater}] 




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