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honeydew (n.)

also honey-dew, 1570s, "sticky sweet substance found in small drops on trees and plants," from honey (n.) + dew (n.); Similar formation in Dutch honigdaauw, German Honigthau. honeydew melon first recorded 1916, a cross between cantaloupe and a South African melon.

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Definitions of honeydew

honeydew (n.)
the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh;
Synonyms: honeydew melon
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