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 for Bee hawk
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honey \Hon"ey\ (h[u^]n"[y^]), n. [OE. honi, huni, AS. hunig;
     akin to OS. honeg, D. & G. honig, OHG. honag, honang, Icel.
     hunang, Sw. h[*a]ning, Dan. honning, cf. Gr. ko`nis dust,
     Skr. ka[.n]a grain.]
     1. A sweet viscid fluid, esp. that collected by bees from
        flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the
        honeycomb.
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     2. That which is sweet or pleasant, like honey.
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              The honey of his language.            --Shak.
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     3. Sweet one; -- a term of endearment. --Chaucer.
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              Honey, you shall be well desired in Cyprus. --Shak.
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     Note: Honey is often used adjectively or as the first part of
           compound; as, honeydew or honey dew; honey guide or
           honeyguide; honey locust or honey-locust.
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     Honey+ant+(Zool.),+a+small+ant+({Myrmecocystus+melliger">Honey ant (Zool.), a small ant ({Myrmecocystus melliger),
        found in the Southwestern United States, and in Mexico,
        living in subterranean formicares. There are larger and
        smaller ordinary workers, and others, which serve as
        receptacles or cells for the storage of honey, their
        abdomens becoming distended to the size of a currant.
        These, in times of scarcity, regurgitate the honey and
        feed the rest.
  
     Honey badger (Zool.), the ratel.
  
     Honey bear. (Zool.) See Kinkajou.
  
     Honey buzzard (Zool.), a bird related to the kites, of the
        genus Pernis. The European species is Pernis apivorus;
        the Indian or crested honey buzzard is Pernis
        ptilorhyncha. They feed upon honey and the larv[ae] of
        bees. Called also bee hawk, bee kite.
  
     Honey guide (Zool.), one of several species of small birds
        of the family Indicatorid[ae], inhabiting Africa and the
        East Indies. They have the habit of leading persons to the
        nests to wild bees. Called also honeybird, and
        indicator.
  
     Honey harvest, the gathering of honey from hives, or the
        honey which is gathered. --Dryden.
  
     Honey kite. (Zool.) See Honey buzzard (above).
  
     Honey locust (Bot.), a North American tree ({Gleditschia
        triacanthos), armed with thorns, and having long pods
        with a sweet pulp between the seeds.
  
     Honey month. Same as Honeymoon.
  
     Honey weasel (Zool.), the ratel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hawk \Hawk\ (h[add]k), n. [OE. hauk (prob. fr. Icel.), havek,
     AS. hafoc, heafoc; akin to D. havik, OHG. habuh, G. habicht,
     Icel. haukr, Sw. h["o]k, Dan. h["o]g, prob. from the root of
     E. heave.] (Zool.)
     One of numerous species and genera of rapacious birds of the
     family Falconid[ae]. They differ from the true falcons in
     lacking the prominent tooth and notch of the bill, and in
     having shorter and less pointed wings. Many are of large size
     and grade into the eagles. Some, as the goshawk, were
     formerly trained like falcons. In a more general sense the
     word is not infrequently applied, also, to true falcons, as
     the sparrow hawk, pigeon hawk, duck hawk, and prairie hawk.
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     Note: Among the common American species are the red-tailed
           hawk ({Buteo borealis); the red-shouldered ({Buteo
           lineatus); the broad-winged ({Buteo Pennsylvanicus});
           the rough-legged ({Archibuteo lagopus); the
           sharp-shinned ({Accipiter fuscus). See Fishhawk,
           Goshawk, Marsh hawk, under Marsh, Night hawk,
           under Night.
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     Bee hawk (Zool.), the honey buzzard.
  
     Eagle hawk. See under Eagle.
  
     Hawk eagle (Zool.), an Asiatic bird of the genus
        Spiz[ae]tus, or Limn[ae]tus, intermediate between the
        hawks and eagles. There are several species.
  
     Hawk fly (Zool.), a voracious fly of the family
        Asilid[ae]. See Hornet fly, under Hornet.
  
     Hawk moth. (Zool.) See Hawk moth, in the Vocabulary.
  
     Hawk owl. (Zool.)
     (a) A northern owl ({Surnia ulula) of Europe and America. It
         flies by day, and in some respects resembles the hawks.
     (b) An owl of India ({Ninox scutellatus).
  
     Hawk's bill (Horology), the pawl for the rack, in the
        striking mechanism of a clock.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bee \Bee\ (b[=e]), n. [AS. be['o]; akin to D. bij and bije,
     Icel. b[=y], Sw. & Dan. bi, OHG. pini, G. biene, and perh.
     Ir. beach, Lith. bitis, Skr. bha. [root]97.]
     1. (Zool.) An insect of the order Hymenoptera, and family
        Apid[ae] (the honeybees), or family Andrenid[ae] (the
        solitary bees.) See Honeybee.
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     Note: There are many genera and species. The common honeybee
           ({Apis mellifica) lives in swarms, each of which has
           its own queen, its males or drones, and its very
           numerous workers, which are barren females. Besides the
           Apis mellifica there are other species and varieties
           of honeybees, as the Apis ligustica of Spain and
           Italy; the Apis Indica of India; the Apis fasciata
           of Egypt. The bumblebee is a species of Bombus. The
           tropical honeybees belong mostly to Melipoma and
           Trigona.
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     2. A neighborly gathering of people who engage in united
        labor for the benefit of an individual or family; as, a
        quilting bee; a husking bee; a raising bee. [U. S.]
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              The cellar . . . was dug by a bee in a single day.
                                                    --S. G.
                                                    Goodrich.
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     3. pl. [Prob. fr. AS. be['a]h ring, fr. b?gan to bend. See
        1st Bow.] (Naut.) Pieces of hard wood bolted to the
        sides of the bowsprit, to reeve the fore-topmast stays
        through; -- called also bee blocks.
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     Bee+beetle+(Zool.),+a+beetle+({Trichodes+apiarius">Bee beetle (Zool.), a beetle ({Trichodes apiarius)
        parasitic in beehives.
  
     Bee bird (Zool.), a bird that eats the honeybee, as the
        European flycatcher, and the American kingbird.
  
     Bee flower (Bot.), an orchidaceous plant of the genus
        Ophrys+({Ophrys+apifera">Ophrys ({Ophrys apifera), whose flowers have some
        resemblance to bees, flies, and other insects.
  
     Bee fly (Zool.), a two winged fly of the family
        Bombyliid[ae]. Some species, in the larval state, are
        parasitic upon bees.
  
     Bee garden, a garden or inclosure to set beehives in; an
        apiary. --Mortimer.
  
     Bee glue, a soft, unctuous matter, with which bees cement
        the combs to the hives, and close up the cells; -- called
        also propolis.
  
     Bee hawk (Zool.), the honey buzzard.
  
     Bee killer (Zool.), a large two-winged fly of the family
        Asilid[ae] (esp. Trupanea apivora) which feeds upon
        the honeybee. See Robber fly.
  
     Bee louse (Zool.), a minute, wingless, dipterous insect
        ({Braula c[ae]ca) parasitic on hive bees.
  
     Bee+martin+(Zool.),+the+kingbird+({Tyrannus+Carolinensis">Bee martin (Zool.), the kingbird ({Tyrannus Carolinensis)
        which occasionally feeds on bees.
  
     Bee+moth+(Zool.),+a+moth+({Galleria+cereana">Bee moth (Zool.), a moth ({Galleria cereana) whose
        larv[ae] feed on honeycomb, occasioning great damage in
        beehives.
  
     Bee wolf (Zool.), the larva of the bee beetle. See Illust.
        of Bee beetle.
  
     To have a bee in the head or To have a bee in the bonnet.
        (a) To be choleric. [Obs.]
        (b) To be restless or uneasy. --B. Jonson.
        (c) To be full of fancies; to be a little crazy. "She's
            whiles crack-brained, and has a bee in her head."
            --Sir W. Scott.
            [1913 Webster] beebalm

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