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honey

Pronunciation: hun'e

Definition:

  1. Clarified honey, 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.
  2. In veterinary medicine, used as a wound or burn dressing.

Synonym(s): mel1

[A.S. hunig]

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