Honeydew



[huhn-ee-doo, -dyoo] /ˈhʌn iˌdu, -ˌdyu/

noun
1.
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2.
the sweet material that exudes from the leaves of certain plants in hot weather.
3.
a sugary material secreted by aphids, leafhoppers, scale insects, psyllids, and other homopterous insects.
/ˈhʌnɪˌdjuː/
noun
1.
a sugary substance excreted by aphids and similar insects
2.
a similar substance exuded by certain plants
3.
short for honeydew melon
n.

“sticky sweet substance found on trees and plants,” 1570s, from honey (n.) + dew (n.); honeydew melon first recorded 1916, a cross between cantaloupe and a South African melon.

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