Definition of Honey gland

1. Noun. A gland (often a protuberance or depression) that secretes nectar.

Exact synonyms: Nectary
Generic synonyms: Plant Organ
Derivative terms: Nectariferous

Lexicographical Neighbors of Honey Gland

honey bears
honey bee
honey bees
honey bell
honey berry
honey bun
honey bunny
honey buzzard
honey cake
honey crisp
honey dipper
honey dippers
honey do list
honey eater
honey fungus
honey gland (current term)
honey guide
honey locust
honey locusts
honey mesquite
honey mushroom
honey oil
honey plant
honey plants
honey pot
honey pots
honey trap
honey traps
honey urine
honey wagon

Literary usage of Honey gland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1908)
"An ant introduced a day after the third moult . . . solicited as usual ; the tubes appeared, and a drop of fluid came from the honey-gland, which the ant ..."

2. Town and Window Gardening: Including the Structure, Habits, and Uses of by Catherine M. Buckton (1879)
"The place where the honey or nectar is kept in the flower is called a nectary, or a honey-gland, and bees carry the nectar FIG e? home and make it into ..."

3. History of Biology by Louis Compton Miall (1911)
"A honey-gland in their midst suggested that they might protect the honey by keeping ... Linnaeus (1762) had given the name of nectary to the honey-gland. ..."

4. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society by Bombay Natural History Society (1888)
"In the larvae with the honey-gland these ... in the interior of certain fruits, I have been unable to discover that they possess either a honey- gland or ..."

5. The Entomologist's Record and Journal of Variation by James William Tutt, Malcolm Burr (1890)
"The honey gland and tubercles are similar to the previous stage only somewhat of curved. The spiracles are whitish. The surface of the body i. ..."

6. The Fertilisation of Flowers by Hermann Müller (1883)
"... green, fleshy honey-gland ; a somewhat larger honey-gland is placed between each pair of longer stamens, externally to their bases, in the position of ..."

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