noun cap·ri·fo·li·um \-ˈfōlēəm\

Definition of caprifolium

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the family Caprifoliaceae (as a honeysuckle)

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Origin and Etymology of caprifolium

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, honeysuckle, from Latin capri- + folium leaf — more at blade

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