noun hon·ey·suck·le \ˈhə-nē-ˌsə-kəl\

: a type of shrub that has bright, colorful flowers

Full Definition of HONEYSUCKLE

:  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

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Middle English honysoukel clover, alteration of honysouke, from Old English hunisūce, from hunig honey + sūcan to suck
First Known Use: 1548
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