Honeysuckle growing on a fence.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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
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- 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.