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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.
. 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)
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.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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a waxy structure, constructed by bees in a hive, that consists of adjacent hexagonal cells in which honey is stored, eggs are laid, and larvae develop
something resembling this in structure or appearance
another name for
to pierce or fill with holes, cavities, etc
honeycombed with spies
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