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Pronunciation: /ˈhʌnikəʊm/

Translation of honeycomb in Spanish:


  • 1.1 c and u [Cookery/Cocina] panal (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • The surplus is stored away in the honeycomb to sustain the bees throughout the flowerless months of autumn and winter.
    • Once the bee has made it home again, it barfs up the half-digested nectar and stores it in honeycombs.
    • Other topics which Maclaurin wrote on were the annular eclipse of the sun in 1737 and the structure of bees' honeycombs.
    1.2 uncountable/no numerable [Technology/Tecnología] panal (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) [pattern/weave/cloth] de nido de abeja
    Example sentences
    • One of the throw pillows had a honeycomb pattern that made me dizzy.
    • The final winner was Eriskay fabric, a worsted material with an unusual honeycomb texture, designed by Catherine Murray from Bute Fabrics.
    • The honeycomb texture is recessed rather than raised, and is available in a wide range of colours from rich vibrant reds, yellows, oranges, blues and greens to more unexpected pastel shades.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • to be honeycombed with sth the rock was honeycombed with passages el interior de la roca era un laberinto de pasadizos

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