from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sweet sticky substance excreted by various insects, especially aphids, on the leaves of plants.
- n. A sweet exudate similar to honeydew on the leaves of plants.
- n. A honeydew melon.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sweet sticky substance deposited on leaves by insects.
- n. A sweet sticky substance produced by the leaves of some plants.
- n. A melon with sweet green flesh, with a smooth greenish-white exterior.
- n. A light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon.
- adj. Of a light bluish green colour, like that of a honeydew melon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sweet, saccharine substance, found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops, like dew. Two substances have been called by this name; one exuded from the plants, and the other secreted by certain insects, esp. aphids.
- n. A kind of tobacco moistened with molasses.
- n. A honeydew melon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A saccharine substance found on the leaves of trees and other plants in small drops like dew.
- n. A kind of chewing-tobacco prepared with molasses.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
The airborne fungal spores infect the young florets before grain development and produce a sweet sticky liquid called honeydew, which is pink or red.
I love Magnolia and I do love tuberose; perhaps the apres mousson treatment I can't decide how I feel about the Hermes, once I tried it and it was wonderful, once it was like being smothered by a honeydew is the way to go with some of these flowers without actually suffocating someone with them.
Aphids secrete a sugary, high-protein substance called honeydew which some kinds of ants harvest from them.
The surge in water also made the city's trees healthier, which spawned a population boom among aphids - with their propensity to drip their waste, known as honeydew, onto patios and passersby, they can be almost as annoying as their blood-feasting brethren.
Aphids suck the sap out of plants and excrete a sugary substance called honeydew that makes the leaves sticky.
The insect deposits waxy tubules of waste as it feeds, and also emits a mist of so-called honeydew that encourages the growth of sooty mold on leaves.
Aphids, also from Asia, suck the nutrients from soybean plants and emit a sticky residue called honeydew that can produce leaf mold.
This type of insect also produces a sticky material called honeydew, which may give the tree and leaves a shiny appearance.
Some species are even herded by ants that collect the "honeydew" waste product in exchange for protection.
The presence of ground-fog, "honeydew," more attractive flowers, or a coming change of wind or temperature (nothing caring to stir in an east, north, or northeast wind) will sometimes account for this.
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