Obscure formation from Latin favus ‘honeycomb’.
favaginous (comparative more favaginous, superlative most favaginous)
- (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)