honey dew

honeydew

[huhn-ee-doo, -dyoo]
noun
2.
the sweet material that exudes from the leaves of certain plants in hot weather.
3.
a sugary material secreted by aphids, leafhoppers, scale insects, psyllids, and other homopterous insects.

Origin:
1570–80; honey + dew

honeydewed, adjective
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honeydew (ˈhʌnɪˌdjuː)
 
n
1.  a sugary substance excreted by aphids and similar insects
2.  a similar substance exuded by certain plants
3.  short for honeydew melon
 
'honeydewed
 
adj

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honeydew
"sticky sweet substance found on trees and plants," 1577, from honey + dew; honeydew melon first recorded 1916, a cross between cantaloupe and a South African melon.
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