[AS. humg.] A very sweet substance collected by honey-bees from the juices in the flowers of plants, and deposited in the cells of the honeycomb. Heather honey is of a rich, yellow color. Narbonne honey is white, and is made from rosemary flowers. The fine aroma of Maltese honey is due to orange blossoms. In the United States the finest is from forests of basswood and white-clover pastures ; also honey from buckwheat is abundant. Honey is largely used as an article of food, in sweetmeats, in some kinds of ale, and also as a flavoring in medicines. The old intoxicating drink called mead was made from honey.