- any of a genus (Lonicera) of plants of the honeysuckle family, with small, fragrant flowers of red, yellow, or white
- any of several similar plants with fragrant flowers, esp. columbine
Origin of honeysuckleMiddle English honisocle, diminutive (see -le) ; from Old English hunigsuce (Brit dialect, dialectal honeysuck) ; from hunig, honey + sucan, to suck
designating a family (Caprifoliaceae, order Dipsacales) of dicotyledonous, mostly woody plants, including the coralberry and elder
- Any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Lonicera, having opposite leaves, fragrant, usually paired tubular flowers, and small berries.
- Any of various similar or related plants.
Origin of honeysuckleMiddle English honysoukel, alteration of honisouke, from Old English hun&imacron;s&umacron;ce : hunig, honey + s&umacron;can, to suck; see suck.