cap·​ri·​fo·​li·​um | \ -ˈfōlēəm \

Definition of caprifolium

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)

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History and Etymology for caprifolium

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

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“Caprifolium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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