honey sac
noun Date: 1886 a distension of the esophagus of a bee in which honey is elaborated — called also honey stomach

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • honey sac — noun or honey stomach : a distention of the esophagus of a bee in which the honey is elaborated : crop 2c * * * honey sac, the enlargement of the alimentary canal in which the bee produces and carries its honey …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey-sac — honˈey sac noun A honey bag (see above) • • • Main Entry: ↑honey …   Useful english dictionary

  • sac´like´ — sac «sak», noun. a part like a bag in an animal or plant, often containing a liquid. The human bladder is a sac. The honeybee carries honey in a honey sac. The octopus has an ink sac. SYNONYM(S): cyst, vesicle. ╂[< French, Old French sac <… …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey stomach — noun see honey sac * * * the crop of an ant, bee, or other hymenopterous insect, serving as a reservoir for honeydew and nectar, esp. the enlarged crop of a honeybee in which nectar is acted on by enzymes to form honey. Also called honey sac. * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sac — abbr. (in the UK) Senior Aircraftman. * * * abbreviation Strategic Air Command * * * saclike, adj. /sak/, n. a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid. [1735 45; < L saccus SACK1] * * * abbrev …   Useful english dictionary

  • sac — abbr. (in the UK) Senior Aircraftman. * * * abbreviation Strategic Air Command * * * saclike, adj. /sak/, n. a baglike structure in an animal, plant, or fungus, as one containing fluid. [1735 45; < L saccus SACK1] * * * abbrev …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey — n. (pl. eys) 1 a sweet sticky yellowish fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers. 2 the colour of this. 3 a sweetness. b a sweet thing. 4 a person or thing excellent of its kind. 5 esp. US (usu. as a form of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey — I. noun (plural honeys) Etymology: Middle English hony, from Old English hunig; akin to Old High German honag honey, and probably to Sanskrit kāñcana gold, Latin canicae bran Date: before 12th century 1. a. a sweet viscid material elaborated out… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • honey — Clarified h., a saccharine substance deposited in the honeycomb by the honeybee, Apis mellifera; used as an excipient, as a flavor in gargles and cough remedies, and as a food. SYN: mel (1). [A.S. hunig] * * * hon·ey hən ē n, pl honeys …   Medical dictionary

  • honey stomach — the crop of an ant, bee, or other hymenopterous insect, serving as a reservoir for honeydew and nectar, esp. the enlarged crop of a honeybee in which nectar is acted on by enzymes to form honey. Also called honey sac. * * * …   Universalium

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