trumpet honeysuckle

noun

: a North American honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) with whorls of large coral-red or orange flowers having a narrow trumpet-shaped corolla

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The bright red tubular flowers of trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens) signal an open buffet to our hummingbird friends. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 24 June 2022 For a similar looking and smelling vine, go with trumpet honeysuckle (Lonicera sempervirens). Leanne Potts, Better Homes & Gardens, 20 Oct. 2021 Later in the spring and into summer, orange trumpet honeysuckle hangs from the trees overhead, and wild Lily of the Valley and coral root orchids blossom underfoot. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of trumpet honeysuckle was circa 1731

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“Trumpet honeysuckle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trumpet%20honeysuckle. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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