honey (n.) Look up honey at Dictionary.com
Middle English hony, from Old English hunig "honey," from Proto-Germanic *hunagam (cognates: Old Norse hunang, Swedish honung, Old Saxon honeg, Old Frisian hunig, Middle Dutch honich, Dutch honig, Old High German honang, German Honig "honey"), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from PIE *k(e)neko- "yellow, golden" (cognates: Sanskrit kancanum, Welsh canecon "gold"). The more common Indo-European word is represented in Germanic by the Gothic word for "honey," miliþ (from PIE *melith "honey;" see Melissa). A term of endearment from at least mid-14c.; extended form honey-bunch attested by 1904. Meaning "anything good of its kind" is 1888, American English. Honey-locust, North American tree, so called from 1743, said to be named from a sweet pulp made by Native Americans from the tree's beans.
honey (v.) Look up honey at Dictionary.com
"to sweeten, cover with honey," mid-14c., from honey (n.). Related: Honeyed; honeying.