Definition of honeyflower

: any of several flowers yielding nectar copiously: such as
a : a plant of the genus Melianthus
b : either of two Australian shrubs (Protea mellifera or the related Lambertia formosa)
d : a sweet sultan (Centaurea moschata)

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First Known Use of honeyflower

circa 1550, in the meaning defined above

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“Honeyflower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/honeyflower. Accessed 18 Oct. 2021.

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