- belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family of plants.
Compare honeysuckle family.
Origin of caprifoliaceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Caprifoliaceae, a family of N temperate shrubs, small trees, and climbers including honeysuckle, elder, and guelder-rose
C19: from New Latin caprifoliāceae, from caprifolium type genus, from Medieval Latin: honeysuckle, from Latin caper goat + folium leaf