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
plural -s : a plant of the family Caprifoliaceae (as a honeysuckle)

Word History


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

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“Caprifolium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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