favaginous

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Obscure formation from Latin favus ‘honeycomb’.

Adjective[edit]

favaginous (comparative more favaginous, superlative most favaginous)

  1. (obsolete) Resembling a honeycomb; cellular.
    • 1658: A like ordination there is in the favaginous Sockets, and Lozenge seeds of the noble flower of the Sunne. — Sir Thomas Browne, The Garden of Cyrus (Folio Society 2007, p. 181)