Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The receptacle for honey in a honeybee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An enlargement of the alimentary canal of the bee in which it carries its load of honey.

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Examples

  • Mounsieur Cobweb, good mounsieur, get you your weapons in your hand, and kill me a red-hipped humble-bee on the top of a thistle; and, good mounsieur, bring me the honey-bag.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • I would be loath to have you overflown with a honey-bag, signior.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Do not fret yourself too much in the action, mounsieur; and, good mounsieur, have a care the honey-bag break not;

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream

  • Every living thing, from man down to an ephemeral insect, pursues the bee to its destruction for the sake of the honey that is deposited in its cell, or secreted in its honey-bag.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 377, June 27, 1829

  • Mounsieur Cobweb, good mounsieur, get your weapons in your hand, and kill me a redhipped humble-bee on the top of a thistle; and, good mounsieur, bring me the honey-bag.

    Act IV. Scene I. A Midsummer-Night&#146s Dream

  • Do not fret yourself too much in the action, mounsieur; and, good mounsieur, have a care the honey-bag break not; I would be loath to have you overflown with a honey-bag, signior.

    Act IV. Scene I. A Midsummer-Night&#146s Dream

  • Virgil says bees bear gravel stones as ballast, but their only ballast is their honey-bag.

    An Idyl of the Honey-bee

  • A bee with laden honey-bag hummed and buzzed in the hedge as I got ready for work, importuning the flowers for that which he could not carry, and finally giving up the attempt in despair fell asleep on

    The Roadmender

  • This she swallows, passing it down her throat into a honey-bag or first stomach, which lies between her throat and her real stomach, and when she gets back to the hive she can empty this bag and pass honey back through her mouth again into the honey-cells.

    The Fairy-Land of Science

  • When the bee has been relieved of the bee-bread she goes off to one of the clean cells in the new comb, and, standing on the edge, throws up the honey from the honey-bag into the cell.

    The Fairy-Land of Science

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