Pronunciation: (hun'ē-kōm"), [key]
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, esp. in containing many small units or holes: The building was a honeycomb of offices and showrooms.
4. the reticulum of a ruminant.
a. Also called waffle cloth. a fabric with an embossed surface woven in a pattern resembling a honeycomb.
b. the characteristic weave of such a fabric.
having the structure or appearance of a honeycomb.
1. to cause to be full of holes; pierce with many holes or cavities: an old log honeycombed with ant burrows.
2. to penetrate in all parts: a city honeycombed with vice.
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