caprifolium

noun

cap·​ri·​fo·​li·​um
-ˈfōlēəm
1
capitalized in some especially former classifications : a genus of plants that is the type of the family Caprifoliaceae but is now usually considered a subgenus of Lonicera
2
plural -s : a plant of the family Caprifoliaceae (as a honeysuckle)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, honeysuckle, from Latin capri- + folium leaf

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“Caprifolium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caprifolium. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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