from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Forming or bearing honey.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Bearing honey
  • adj. Bearing any substance that is collected by bees to produce honey

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing honey.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Producing honey, as a plant; mellific.
  • Bearing or preparing honey, as a bee; specifically, of or pertaining to the Mellifera.


From Latin mellifer : mel, mell-, honey; see melit- in Indo-European roots + -fer, -fer.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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