honeydew

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n honeydew the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Honeydew A honeydew melon.
    • Honeydew A kind of tobacco moistened with molasses.
    • Honeydew A sweet, saccharine substance, found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops, like dew. Two substances have been called by this name; one exuded from the plants, and the other secreted by certain insects, esp. aphids.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n honeydew A saccharine substance found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops like dew. There are two kinds, one secreted from the plants, and the other by plant-lice, bark-lice, and leaf-hoppers. Bees and ants are said to be fond of honeydew. The name is properly applied to the sugary secretion from the leaves of plants, occurring most frequently in hot weather. It usually appears as small glistening drops, but if particularly abundant may drip from the leaves in considerable quantity, when it has been called manna. The manna-ash, Fraxinus Ornus, exhibits this phenomenon, as does Carduus arctioides.
    • n honeydew A kind of chewing-tobacco prepared with molasses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Honeydew a sugary secretion from the leaves of plants in hot weather: a fine sort of tobacco moistened with molasses
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Quotations

  • Barbara Streisand
    Barbara Streisand
    “Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hunig; Ger. honig, Ice. hunang.

Usage

In literature:

A soft wind blew over the plain, fragrant with the honeydew of the chaparral.
"The Valiant Runaways" by Gertrude Atherton
But I doubt whether honeydew had any charms for her personally.
"The Odd Women" by George Gissing
The chief cause, however, is mildew, the sign of whose presence is the honeydew on the oak leaves.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
Honeydew is neither honey nor dew, but an animal substance given off by certain insects, especially when hunted by ants.
"The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing" by Joseph Triemens
This same ant dearly loves the honeydew which aphids secrete.
"Little Busybodies" by Jeanette Augustus Marks and Julia Moody
Edward smoked his honeydew, and Mary looked at him with placid affection.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
From your roseleaf cheeks, I fancy you drink only honeydew or buttercup tea.
"Patty's Friends" by Carolyn Wells
Honeydew seems to be meant here.
"Kalevala, Volume I (of 2)" by Anonymous
And I smoked a pipe of pipes with some splendid old salts, and shared my Honeydew among them.
"The Martian" by George Du Maurier
The four-ounce packet of honeydew, cheap at five dollars in these days of scarcity, had been opened, and the new pipe filled.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
The box is a half-pound box of honeydew tobacco, and does not help us in any way.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 25, January 1893" by Various
Also bring an ounce of honeydew from Wilson's.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Marie Dressler without subterfuge presented herself in the guise of the unconventional Miss Honeydew.
"Famous Prima Donnas" by Lewis Clinton Strang
At last they found an old ant who was set to watch the plant-lice from which the ants get honeydew.
"Little Johannes" by Frederik van Eeden
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In news:

Chatsworth, Calif.–based lingerie brand Honeydew Intimates has struck a three-year deal to create an exclusive collection of bralettes and panties for Madewell, the nearly 50-store retail chain owned by J.
Recent Cantaloupe Recall Now Includes Honeydew .
Burch farms in North Carolina is recalling every cantaloupe and honeydew melon it grew this year.
Honeydew Intimates' holiday collection features bras and panties in playful prints and high-octane colors.
Obama's Muppet Treasury: Are Geithner, Summers Really Beaker and Dr Honeydew .
Worse, they create the sticky honeydew on which sooty mold grows.
Bobby Flay combines lime, orange and grapefruit juices for a dressing that's great on greens or fruit, especially honeydew.
Go even more luxe by accenting a honeydew cap-sleeved dress with a gold necklace or bangles.
These whiteflies will produce "honeydew," a sugary substance, which causes the growth of sooty mold.
It is a stretch, but H is for honeydew melon and I is for Iceberg Lettuce.
But the company is expanding the recall to include all of this season's cantaloupe and honeydew melons that may remain on the market.
Honeydew-and-Cream Ice Pops with Pistachios.
This March 15, 2011 photo shows a honeydew-blackberry tart in Concord, N.H.
Honeydew, which looks like dried soda pop.
2 cups honeydew melon chunks.
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