[ UK /hˈʌnɪdjˌuː/ ]
[ US /ˈhəniˌdu/ ]
  1. the fruit of a variety of winter melon vine; a large smooth greenish-white melon with pale green flesh
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How To Use honeydew In A Sentence

  • Like aphids, they also excrete honeydew, attracting black sooty mold fungus.
  • The sugary excrement, called honeydew, is often consumed by ants.
  • A cantaloupe doesn't have the smooth sheen of a honeydew or the artistic green striations of a watermelon.
  • In return they feed on a secretion made by the aphid, called honeydew.
  • Soft scale is another insect that sucks sap and makes its host plants sticky with honeydew and the associated sooty mould.
  • Mealybugs, aphids and whiteflies also eliminate honeydew, creating ideal conditions for sooty mold.
  • Surprisingly, two studies have reported considerable amounts of Further, aphids and other phloem feeders produce honeydew which is an important source of carbohydrates for sugar feeding arthropods, including hymenopteran parasitoids and aphid predators PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • The ants consume the honeydew as food, thus sustaining the life of both insects.
  • Formica rufa is an aggressive ant species that preys on a range of invertebrate insects as well as collecting honeydew produced by aphids.
  • Place limeade, sake, lychee and honeydew in a food processor or blender and process or blend until pureed, about 1-2 minutes. Pour mixture through a medium strainer.
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