honeycomb stomach
Reticulum Re*tic"u*lum, n.;pl. {Reticula}. [L. dim. of rete a net.] (Anat.) (a) The second stomach of ruminants, in which folds of the mucous membrane form hexagonal cells; -- also called the {honeycomb stomach}. (b) The neuroglia. [1913 Webster]

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  • Honeycomb stomach — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honeycomb stomach — I. noun see reticulum II. noun see honeycomb I, 3c …   Useful english dictionary

  • honeycomb stomach — noun A reticulum (second stomach of a ruminant) …   Wiktionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stomach — Synonyms and related words: abatis, abdomen, abide, abomasum, accept, aftertaste, anus, appendix, appetite, bay window, bear, bear with, beard, beerbelly, belly, bitter, blind gut, blink at, bowels, brain, brains, breadbasket, brook, canine… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • honeycomb tripe — noun lining of the reticulum (or second stomach) of a ruminant used as food • Hypernyms: ↑tripe * * * noun : tripe 1a(2) * * * a part of the inner lining of the stomach of the steer, calf, hog, or sheep, resembling a honeycomb in appearance and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • honeycomb tripe — a part of the inner lining of the stomach of the steer, calf, hog, or sheep, resembling a honeycomb in appearance and considered a table delicacy. Cf. plain tripe. * * * …   Universalium

  • honeycomb — n. & v. n. 1 a structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs. 2 a a pattern arranged hexagonally. b fabric made with a pattern of raised hexagons etc. 3 tripe from the second stomach of a ruminant. 4 a cavernous flaw… …   Useful english dictionary

  • honeycomb — noun 1》 a structure of hexagonal cells of wax, made by bees to store honey and eggs. 2》 a structure of linked cavities. 3》 a raised hexagonal or cellular pattern on fabric. 4》 tripe from the second stomach of a ruminant. verb fill with cavities… …   English new terms dictionary

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