noun Lo·nic·era \lōˈnisərə, ˌlänəˈsirə\

Definition of Lonicera

  1. :  a genus (family Caprifoliaceae) of erect or climbing shrubs comprising the honeysuckles that have a tubular or infundibuliform corolla and fruit in the form of a berry — compare honeysuckle

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Origin and Etymology of lonicera

New Latin, after Adam Lonicerus (Lonitzer) †1586 German botanist

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