a structure of rows of hexagonal wax cells, formed by bees in their hive for the storage of honey, pollen, and their eggs.
a piece of this containing honey and chewed as a sweet.
anything whose appearance suggests such a structure, especially in containing many small units or holes: The building was a honeycomb of offices and showrooms.
the reticulum of a ruminant.
5. Textiles. a.
Also called waffle cloth. a fabric with an embossed surface woven in a pattern resembling a honeycomb.
the characteristic weave of such a fabric.
having the structure or appearance of a honeycomb.
verb (used with object) 7.
to cause to be full of holes; pierce with many holes or cavities: an old log honeycombed with ant burrows.
to penetrate in all parts: a city honeycombed with vice.
Origin: before 1050; Middle English huny-comb, Old English hunigcamb.