honeysuckle

noun hon·ey·suck·le \ ˈhə-nē-ˌsə-kəl \

Definition of honeysuckle

: 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

honeysuckle

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Definition of honeysuckle for English Language Learners

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


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honeysuckle

noun hon·ey·suck·le \ ˈhə-nē-ˌsə-kəl \

Definition of honeysuckle for Students

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

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