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 (hŭn′ē-do͞o′, -dyo͞o′)
1. A sweet sticky substance excreted by insects, such as aphids, that feed on plant sap. Honeydew sometimes accumulates on leaves and other plant parts.
2. A honeydew melon.
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1. (Zoology) a sugary substance excreted by aphids and similar insects
2. (Botany) a similar substance exuded by certain plants
3. (Plants) short for honeydew melon
ˈhoneyˌdewed adj
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(ˈhʌn iˌdu, -ˌdyu)

2. the sweet material that exudes from the leaves of certain plants in hot weather.
3. a sugary material secreted by aphids, leafhoppers, and other homopterous insects.
hon′ey•dewed`, adj.
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Noun1.honeydew - the fruit of a variety of winter melon vinehoneydew - the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
winter melon - the fruit of the winter melon vine; a green melon with pale green to orange flesh that keeps well
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[ˈhʌnɪˌdjuː] nmelata
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