Honeysuckle definition

hŭnē-sŭkəl
Any of various similar or related plants.
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Any of the many species of arching shrubs and climbing vines of the genus Lonicera in the Caprifoliaceae family, many with sweet smelling, bell shaped flowers.
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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.
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Any of a genus (Lonicera) of plants of the honeysuckle family, with small, fragrant flowers of red, yellow, or white.
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Any of several similar plants with fragrant flowers, esp. columbine.
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Designating a family (Caprifoliaceae, order Dipsacales) of dicotyledonous, mostly woody plants, including the coralberry and elder.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
honeysuckle
Plural:
honeysuckles

Origin of honeysuckle

  • Middle English honysoukel alteration of honisouke from Old English hunīsūce hunig honey sūcan to suck suck

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition