- honeycomb work,
- honeydew melon,
- honeymoon bridge,
- honeymoon is over, the
Origin of honeyed
noun, plural hon·eys.
verb (used with object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
verb (used without object), hon·eyed or hon·ied, hon·ey·ing.
Origin of honey
Examples from the Web for honeyed
Take, for instance, the honeyed words of Jim Bunning (R-KY).
All their honeyed friendship had vanished; a word had sufficed to reveal what sharp teeth there were behind their smiling lips.The Fat and the Thin|Emile Zola
A juicy journal would be a new departure—it suggests oily words and honeyed speeches!The Leader of the Lower School|Angela Brazil
Even at the earliest morning hour, when the sun had barely reached the garden, I found them at their honeyed labors.
verb honeys, honeying, honeyed or honied
Word Origin for honey
Old English hunig, from Proto-Germanic *hunagam- (cf. Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon huneg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"); perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cf. Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented by Gothic miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English.
mid-14c., from honey (n.). Related: Honeyed; honeying.