from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A cell in a honeycomb.
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In each honey-cell there is a cream-like layer or covering of a thicker consistency than the honey itself.
When the bee goes to its nest to put in the honey the young beetle manages to get into a honey-cell with the egg.
Instinctively he builds it, as the bee does the honey-cell.