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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The impure residue, consisting of cocoons, propolis, etc., remaining after the wax is extracted from honeycombs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The propolis or bee-glue and other impurities which remain when a honeycomb has been drained of honey and the wax clarified by melting in hot water.

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  • Yum!

    September 19, 2008

  • Lees, moll-moll?

    September 19, 2008

  • Ah, it's a beekeeping word! Are you both devotees?

    December 13, 2007

  • the refuse from melted comb and cappings after the wax has been rendered or removed

    December 12, 2007

  • What on Earth is this, Palooka?

    December 12, 2007