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Definition of honey noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a sweet sticky yellow substance made by bees that is spread on bread, etc. like jam
  2. 2[countable] (informal) a way of addressing someone that you like or love Have you seen my keys, honey?
  3. 3[countable] (informal) a person that you like or love and think is very kind He can be a real honey when he wants to be.
  4. 4[singular] (informal) an excellent example of something She has her own style and a honey of a voice.
  5. Idioms
    the land of milk and honey
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    a place where life is pleasant and easy and people are very happy He dreamed of emigrating to America—the land of milk and honey.
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