cake, noun

Origin:
Dutch, AfrikaansShow more Calque formed on Dutch koek (later Afrikaans heuningkoek) honeycomb.
obsolescent
In the phrases cake of honey, honey cake, honey in the comb.
a1858 J. Goldswain Chron. (1949) II. 60We all eat until we ware satisfied and Nelson thought that the cakes of huney wich he had left in the tree was ful three fut long.
1883 M.A. Carey-Hobson Farm in Karoo 147The latter had brought with him a small piece of rag, which he set fire to..to make a little smoke, and thus stupefy the bees..to rob them of as many cakes of honey as the party could consume.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 160Such nests yield enormous cakes of honey weighing up to three hundred pounds.
1949 L.G. Green In Land of Afternoon 161Coloured people in the Piketberg Sandveld..prefer honey cakes containing young bees.
honey in the comb.
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