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honeydew

1. a sugary substance excreted by aphids and similar insects
2. a similar substance exuded by certain plants
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Honeydew

 

a thick saccharine liquid excreted by aphids, scales, and other insects that feed on plant juices. Honeydew is deposited on the leaves of trees and shrubs; and, at times, small droplets fall to the ground. Bees collect the honeydew and process it into honeydew honey.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

honeydew

[′hən·ē‚dü]
(invertebrate zoology)
The viscous secretion deposited on leaves by many aphids and scale insects; an attractant for ants.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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