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

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

“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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