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honeycomb

[ huhn-ee-kohm ]
/ ˈhʌn iˌkoʊm /
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noun

adjective

having the structure or appearance of a honeycomb.

verb (used with object)

to cause to be full of holes; pierce with many holes or cavities: an old log honeycombed with ant burrows.
to penetrate in all parts: a city honeycombed with vice.

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Origin of honeycomb

before 1050; Middle English huny-comb,Old English hunigcamb.See honey, comb
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British Dictionary definitions for honeycomb

honeycomb
/ (ˈhʌnɪˌkəʊm) /

noun

a waxy structure, constructed by bees in a hive, that consists of adjacent hexagonal cells in which honey is stored, eggs are laid, and larvae develop
something resembling this in structure or appearance
zoology another name for reticulum (def. 2)

verb (tr)

to pierce or fill with holes, cavities, etc
to permeatehoneycombed with spies
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