honeysuckle

[ huhn-ee-suhk-uhl ]
/ ˈhʌn iˌsʌk əl /

noun

any upright or climbing shrub of the genus Diervilla, especially D. lonicera, cultivated for its fragrant white, yellow, or red tubular flowers.

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Origin of honeysuckle

1225–75; Middle English honiesoukel, equivalent to honisouke (Old English hunigsūce;see honey, suck) + -el-le

OTHER WORDS FROM honeysuckle

hon·ey·suck·led, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for honeysuckle

honeysuckle
/ (ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkəl) /

noun

any temperate caprifoliaceous shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera: cultivated for their fragrant white, yellow, or pink tubular flowers
any of several similar plants
any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Banksia, having flowers in dense spikes: family Proteaceae

Derived forms of honeysuckle

honeysuckled, adjective

Word Origin for honeysuckle

Old English hunigsūce, from honey + suck; see suckle
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