a long-tailed Old World hawk, Pernis apivorus, that feeds on the larvae of bees as well as on small rodents, reptiles, and insects.
a common European bird of prey, Pernis apivorus, having broad wings and a typically dull brown plumage with white-streaked underparts: family Accipitridae (hawks, buzzards, etc). It feeds on grubs and honey from bees’ nests
noun A sweetheart or other cherished person •A term of endearment: Hey, baby-cakes, let’s see those pecs/ ”Ain’t that right, baby?” ”Sure is, honeycakes” (1960s+) Related Terms babycakes
[huhn-ee-kohm] /ˈhʌn iˌkoʊm/ noun 1. a structure of rows of hexagonal wax cells, formed by bees in their hive for the storage of honey, pollen, and their eggs. 2. a piece of this containing honey and chewed as a sweet. 3. anything whose appearance suggests such a structure, especially in containing many small units or […]
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honeycomb lung hon·ey·comb lung (hŭn’ē-kōm’) n. The radiological and gross appearance of the lungs resulting from diffuse fibrosis and cystic dilation of bronchioles.
[hom-uh-fon-ik, hoh-muh-] /ˌhɒm əˈfɒn ɪk, ˌhoʊ mə-/ adjective 1. having the same sound. 2. Music. having one part or melody predominating (opposed to ). /ˌhɒməˈfɒnɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to homophony 2. of or relating to music in which the parts move together rather than independently