honeysuckle

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noun hon·ey·suck·le \ˈhə-nē-ˌsə-kəl\

Definition of honeysuckle

  1. :  any of a genus (Lonicera of the family Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family) of shrubs with opposite leaves and fragrant tubular flowers rich in nectar; broadly :  any of various plants (such as a columbine or azalea) with tubular flowers rich in nectar

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Origin and Etymology of honeysuckle

Middle English honysoukel clover, alteration of honysouke, from Old English hunisūce, from hunig honey + sūcan to suck


HONEYSUCKLE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of honeysuckle for English Language Learners

  • : a type of shrub that has bright, colorful flowers


HONEYSUCKLE Defined for Kids

honeysuckle

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noun hon·ey·suck·le \ˈhə-nē-ˌsə-kəl\

Definition of honeysuckle for Students

  1. :  a climbing vine or a bush with fragrant white, yellow, or red flowers


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