honey plant

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A tree bumblebee or new garden bumblebee (Bombus hypnorum) perched on the flower of a small-leaved lime (Tilia cordata), a type of honey plant, in Keila, Estonia


honey plant (plural honey plants)

  1. Any plant, all of them eudicots, from which bees usually collect nectar, pollen, or both for making honey.
    • 1872, Transactions of the North American Bee Keepers' Society:
      There was also another good honey plant that had lately come into notice in his section.

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