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Agave vs. Honey

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Agavenoun

A plant of the genus Agave, which includes the maguey or century plant. Attaining maturity, it produces a gigantic flower stem.

Honeynoun

(uncountable) A viscous, sweet fluid produced from plant nectar by bees. Often used to sweeten tea or to spread on baked goods.

Agavenoun

A genus of plants (order Amaryllidaceæ) of which the chief species is the maguey or century plant (Agave Americana), wrongly called Aloe. It is from ten to seventy years, according to climate, in attaining maturity, when it produces a gigantic flower stem, sometimes forty feet in height, and perishes. The fermented juice is the pulque of the Mexicans; distilled, it yields mescal. A strong thread and a tough paper are made from the leaves, and the wood has many uses.

Honeynoun

(countable) A variety of this substance.

Agavenoun

tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber

Honeynoun

(figuratively) Something sweet or desirable.

Agave

Agave (, UK also , Anglo-Hispanic: ) is a genus of monocots native to the hot and arid regions of the Americas, although some Agave species are also native to tropical areas of South America. The genus Agave (from the Ancient Greek αγαυή, agauê) is primarily known for its succulent and xerophytic species that typically form large rosettes of strong, fleshy leaves.

Honeynoun

A term of affection.

‘Honey, would you take out the trash?’; ‘Honey, I'm home.’;

Honeynoun

A woman, especially an attractive one.

‘Man, there are some fine honeys here tonight!’;

Honeynoun

A spectrum of pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like that of most types of (the sweet substance) honey.

Honeyadjective

Involving or resembling honey.

Honeyadjective

Of a pale yellow to brownish-yellow colour, like most types of honey.

Honeyverb

(transitive) To sweeten; to make agreeable.

Honeyverb

(intransitive) To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments.

Honeyverb

(intransitive) To be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.

Honeynoun

A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb.

Honeynoun

That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.

‘The honey of his language.’;

Honeynoun

Sweet one; - a term of endearment.

‘Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus.’;

Honeyverb

To be gentle, agreeable, or coaxing; to talk fondly; to use endearments; also, to be or become obsequiously courteous or complimentary; to fawn.

‘Rough to common men,But honey at the whisper of a lord.’;

Honeyverb

To make agreeable; to cover or sweeten with, or as with, honey.

‘Canst thou not honey me with fluent speech?’;

Honeynoun

a sweet yellow liquid produced by bees

Honeynoun

a beloved person; used as terms of endearment

Honeyverb

sweeten with honey

Honeyadjective

having the color of honey

Honeynoun

a sweet, sticky yellowish-brown fluid made by bees and other insects from nectar collected from flowers.

Honeynoun

a yellowish-brown or golden colour

‘her honey skin’;

Honeynoun

any sweet substance similar to bees' honey.

Honeynoun

an excellent example of something

‘it's one honey of an adaptation’;

Honeynoun

an attractive girl

‘she's a little honey’;

Honeynoun

darling; sweetheart (usually as a form of address)

‘hi, honey!’;

Honey

Honey is a sweet, viscous food substance made by honey bees and some related insects, such as stingless bees. Bees produce honey from the sugary secretions of plants (floral nectar) or from secretions of other insects (such as honeydew), by regurgitation, enzymatic activity, and water evaporation.

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