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nounEnglish Regional, Northern
1Honeydew; (also) a deposit of this over a particular plant, crop, etc. Formerly also: †= "honeydew" (obsolete).
2Figurative and in figurative contexts. An unexpected piece of good luck, especially a financial gain; a windfall.
Early 16th century. From honey + fall.
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