HON'EY, noun hun'y.
1. A sweet vegetable juice, collected by bees from the flowers of plants, and deposited in cells of the comb in hives. honey when pure, is of a moderate consistence, of a whitish color, tinged with yellow, sweet to the taste, of an agreeable smell, soluble in water, and becoming vinous by fermentation. In medicine, it is useful as a detergent and aperient. It is supposed to consist of sugar, mucilage, and an acid.
2. Sweetness; lusciousness.
The king hath found
Matter against him, that forever mars
The honey of his language.
3. A word of tenderness; sweetness; sweet one.
HON'EY, verb transitive To talk fondly. [Little used.]
1. To sweeten.