Honeycomb moth
Honeycomb Hon"ey*comb`, n. [AS. hunigcamb. See {Honey}, and 1st {Comb}.] 1. A mass of hexagonal waxen cells, formed by bees, and used by them to hold their honey and their eggs. [1913 Webster]

2. Any substance, as a easting of iron, a piece of worm-eaten wood, or of triple, etc., perforated with cells like a honeycomb. [1913 Webster]

{Honeycomb moth} (Zo["o]l.), the wax moth.

{Honeycomb stomach}. (Anat.) See {Reticulum}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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