- 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 hunīsūce hunig honey sūcan to suck ; see suck .