Melligenous Mel*lig"e*nous, a. [L. mel, mellis + -genous.] Having the qualities of honey. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • melligenous — melligenous, a. Obs. rare 0. (mɛˈlɪdʒɪnəs) [Two formations: (1) f. pseudo L. melligin us (a false reading in Pliny) + ous; (2) L. mell(i) , mel honey + gen + ous.] a. ‘Of the same kind with honey’ (Bailey 1721). b. ‘Producing honey’ (Syd. Soc.… …   Useful english dictionary

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