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honeysuckle definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera
2: shrubby tree with silky foliage and spikes of cylindrical yellow nectarous flowers [syn: honeysuckle, Australian honeysuckle, coast banksia, Banksia integrifolia]
3: columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers [syn: meeting house, honeysuckle, Aquilegia canadensis]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English honysoukel clover, alteration of honysouke, from Old English hunis?ce, from hunig honey + s?can to suck Date: 1548 any of a genus (Lonicera of the family Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family) of shrubs with opposite leaves and fragrant tubular flowers rich in nectar; broadly any of various plants (as a columbine or azalea) with tubular flowers rich in nectar

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any climbing shrub of the genus Lonicera with fragrant yellow and pink flowers. Etymology: ME hunisuccle, -soukel, extension of hunisuce, -souke, f. OE hunigsuce, -suge (as HONEY, SUCK)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Honeysuckle Hon"ey*suc`kle, n. [Cf. AS. hunis?ge privet. See Honey, and Suck.] (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants, much admired for their beauty, and some for their fragrance. Note: The honeysuckles are properly species of the genus Lonicera; as, L. Caprifolium, and L. Japonica, the commonly cultivated fragrant kinds; L. Periclymenum, the fragrant woodbine of England; L. grata, the American woodbine, and L. sempervirens, the red-flowered trumpet honeysuckle. The European fly honeysuckle is L. Xylosteum; the American, L. ciliata. The American Pinxter flower (Azalea nudiflora) is often called honeysuckle, or false honeysuckle. The name Australian honeysuckle is applied to one or more trees of the genus Banksia. See French honeysuckle, under French.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(honeysuckles) Honeysuckle is a climbing plant with sweet-smelling yellow, pink, or white flowers. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Woodbine.



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