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wild honeysuckle

Origin of wild honeysuckle
An Americanism dating back to 1755-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The violets and wild honeysuckle were now only dried up stems; but the basket looked serviceable and attractive.

    A Little Maid of Old Philadelphia Alice Turner Curtis
  • The scent of wild honeysuckle and cluster roses came from the hedgerows.

  • He smelled the fragrance of wild honeysuckle, the sharp, sweet smells blown out of the forest that drowsed in the summer heat.

    The Hidden Places Bertrand W. Sinclair
  • It will spring up among us, then, as luxuriantly as the wild honeysuckle.

  • At other times he sowed seeds of the cucumber tree, chickory and "colliflower" and planted ivy and wild honeysuckle.

    George Washington: Farmer Paul Leland Haworth
  • A capricious cluster of wild honeysuckle covers the sill, and its maze of perfumed blossoms creeps along the walls.

    Over Strand and Field Gustave Flaubert
  • The wild honeysuckle is in bloom there; I noticed it riding to Charlottesville the other morning.

    Lewis Rand Mary Johnston
  • Somewhere near a wild honeysuckle bloomed and the fragrance of its blooming came drifting to them.

    Stubble George Looms
  • This is a wild Rhododendron and belongs to the same family as the wild honeysuckle that blossoms in the moist places in May.

    Woodcraft Alan Douglas
  • With great glee the girls led the Busters to the steep bank by the waterside, over which a great curtain of wild honeysuckle hung.

    Wyn's Camping Days Amy Bell Marlowe

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