honey

Honey is the sweet, sticky substance that bees make from flower nectar. Most people like to put a little honey in their tea, but Winnie the Pooh likes to hoard it in a big pot.

Honey comes in various consistencies — from almost solid, in honeycomb, to drippy and liquid. Bees produce honey and store it for food, and humans often take advantage of this, harvesting the honey for themselves. Honey is also a color, the golden shade of most honey, and a verb, meaning "to add honey," or "to make sweet." Since the 14th century, people have also called each other honey as an affectionate nickname.

Primary Meanings of honey

1.
nadjv
a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
of something having the color of honey
sweeten with honey
2.
n
a beloved person; used as terms of endearment
Full Definitions of honey
1

n a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees

Type of:
sweetener, sweetening
something added to foods to make them taste sweeter

adj of something having the color of honey

Synonyms:
chromatic
being or having or characterized by hue

v sweeten with honey

Type of:
dulcify, dulcorate, edulcorate, sweeten
make sweeter in taste
2

n a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Synonyms:
beloved, dear, dearest, love
Type of:
lover
a person who loves someone or is loved by someone

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