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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honey \Hon"ey\ (h[u^]n"[y^]), n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig;
     akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel.
     hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust,
     Skr. ka[.n]a grain.]
     1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from
        flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the
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     2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
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              The honey of his language.            --Shak.
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     3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment. --Chaucer.
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              Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus. --Shak.
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     Note: Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of
           compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or
           honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust.
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     Honey+ant+(Zool.),+a+small+ant+({Myrmecocystus+melliger">Honey ant (Zool.), a small ant ({Myrmecocystus melliger),
        found in the Southwestern United States, and in Mexico,
        living in subterranean formicares. There are larger and
        smaller ordinary workers, and others, which serve as
        receptacles or cells for the storage of honey, their
        abdomens becoming distended to the size of a currant.
        These, in times of scarcity, regurgitate the honey and
        feed the rest.
     Honey badger (Zool.), the ratel.
     Honey bear. (Zool.) See Kinkajou.
     Honey buzzard (Zool.), a bird related to the kites, of the
        genus Pernis. The European species is Pernis apivorus;
        the Indian or crested honey buzzard is Pernis
        ptilorhyncha. They feed upon honey and the larv[ae] of
        bees. Called also bee hawk, bee kite.
     Honey guide (Zool.), one of several species of small birds
        of the family Indicatorid[ae], inhabiting Africa and the
        East Indies. They have the habit of leading persons to the
        nests to wild bees. Called also honeybird, and
     Honey harvest, the gathering of honey from hives, or the
        honey which is gathered. --Dryden.
     Honey kite. (Zool.) See Honey buzzard (above).
     Honey locust (Bot.), a North American tree ({Gleditschia
        triacanthos), armed with thorns, and having long pods
        with a sweet pulp between the seeds.
     Honey month. Same as Honeymoon.
     Honey weasel (Zool.), the ratel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honey \Hon"ey\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Honeyed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use
     endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or
     complimentary; to fawn. "Honeying and making love." --Shak.
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           Rough to common men,
           But honey at the whisper of a lord.      --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honey \Hon"ey\, v. t.
     To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with,
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           Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech? --Marston.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: of something having the color of honey
      n 1: a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees
      2: a beloved person; used as terms of endearment [syn:
         beloved, dear, dearest, honey, love]
      v 1: sweeten with honey

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  138 Moby Thesaurus words for "honey":
     Jell-O, ace, ambrosia, angel, artificial sweetener, babe, baby,
     baby-doll, beaut, beloved, blackstrap, blancmange, blarney, butter,
     butter up, buttercup, calcium cyclamate, candy, cane syrup,
     captive, catch, cherub, chick, chickabiddy, clover honey,
     comb honey, comfit, compote, confection, confectionery, confiture,
     conquest, conserve, coquette, corker, corn syrup, crackerjack,
     cyclamates, daisy, dandy, darb, darling, date, dear, deary, dilly,
     doll, dream, duck, duckling, dulcify, edulcorate, edulcoration,
     flame, flirt, frosting, gelatin, get around, glaze, heartthrob,
     hon, honey bunch, honey child, honeycomb, honeydew, honeypot,
     humdinger, icing, inamorata, jam, jelly, jolly, kid along,
     killer-diller, knockout, ladylove, lamb, lambkin, lay it on,
     lollapaloosa, love, lover, lulu, maple syrup, marmalade, meringue,
     molasses, mousse, mull, nectar, oil, overdo it, peach, pet,
     petkins, pip, pippin, play up to, precious, precious heart,
     preserve, saccharification, saccharify, saccharin, snookums, soap,
     sodium cyclamate, soft-soap, soften up, sorghum, steady,
     string along, stroke, sugar, sugar off, sugar-making, sugarcoat,
     sugaring off, sweet, sweet patootie, sweet stuff, sweeten,
     sweetener, sweetening, sweetheart, sweetie, sweetkins, sweetmeat,
     sweets, syrup, the nuts, treacle, truelove, tutti-frutti, vamp,
     vampire, whipped cream, whiz

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) Heb. ya'ar, occurs only 1 Sam. 14:25, 27, 29; Cant. 5:1,
     where it denotes the honey of bees. Properly the word signifies
     a forest or copse, and refers to honey found in woods.
       (2.) Nopheth, honey that drops (Ps. 19:10; Prov. 5:3; Cant.
       (3.) Debash denotes bee-honey (Judg. 14:8); but also
     frequently a vegetable honey distilled from trees (Gen. 43:11;
     Ezek. 27:17). In these passages it may probably mean "dibs," or
     syrup of grapes, i.e., the juice of ripe grapes boiled down to
     one-third of its bulk.
       (4.) Tsuph, the cells of the honey-comb full of honey (Prov.
     16:24; Ps. 19:10).
       (5.) "Wild honey" (Matt. 3:4) may have been the vegetable
     honey distilled from trees, but rather was honey stored by bees
     in rocks or in trees (Deut. 32:13; Ps. 81:16; 1 Sam. 14:25-29).
       Canaan was a "land flowing with milk and honey" (Ex. 3:8).
     Milk and honey were among the chief dainties in the earlier
     ages, as they are now among the Bedawin; and butter and honey
     are also mentioned among articles of food (Isa. 7:15). The
     ancients used honey instead of sugar (Ps. 119:103; Prov. 24:13);
     but when taken in great quantities it caused nausea, a fact
     referred to in Prov. 25:16, 17 to inculcate moderation in
     pleasures. Honey and milk also are put for sweet discourse
     (Cant. 4:11).

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