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 of the nectar of flowers in the honey sac of various bees b. a sweet fluid resembling honey that is collected or elaborated by various insects 2. a. a loved one ; sweetheart, dear b. a superlative example 3. the quality or state of being sweet ; sweetness 4. an attractive woman II. verb (honeyed; also honied; honeying) Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. to sweeten with or as if with honey 2. to speak ingratiatingly to ; flatter intransitive verb to use blandishments or cajolery III. adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or resembling honey 2. much loved ; dear

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