Honeysuckle growing on a fence.
honeysuckle definition by Webster's New World
- 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: Middle English honisocle, diminutive (see -le) ; from Old English hunigsuce (Brit dialect, dialectal honeysuck) ; from hunig, honey plush sucan, to suck
honeysuckle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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: Middle English honysoukel, alteration of honisouke, from Old English hunīsūce : hunig, honey + sūcan, to suck; see suck.