Origin of honeysuckle
OTHER WORDS FROM honeysucklehon·ey·suck·led, adjective
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MORE ABOUT HONEYSUCKLE
What is honeysuckle?
Honeysuckle is a climbing or upright shrub with fragrant white, yellow, pink, or red tubular flowers.
This flower can also be called a honeysuckle. They are known for having a sweet drop of nectar that you can get by pulling the stamen out of the base of the flower blossom. However, other parts of the plant can be toxic if ingested.
There are many different species of honeysuckle, including Diervilla lonicera and Lonicera periclymenum. Any species in the genus Lornicera can be called honeysuckle.
Names for some varieties of honeysuckle include woodbine and common honeysuckle.
The honeysuckle is one of the June birth flowers (a flower that’s associated with a particular month in the same way as a birthstone).
Example: The kids made a bouquet of wild honeysuckle flowers that they found in the woods.
Where does honeysuckle come from?
The first records of the word honeysuckle come from the 1200s. It comes from the Middle English honiesoukel, equivalent to the Old English hunigsūce, both of which are a combination of words meaning “honey” and “suck” or “suckle.” The name is a reference to the practice of sucking the flowers’ honeylike nectar.
Honeysuckles are native to temperate zones and can be evergreen or deciduous, meaning that some species retain their leaves during seasonal transitions while others shed them. They are known for attracting pollinator species, including hummingbirds, bees, and butterflies.
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How is honeysuckle used in real life?
Honeysuckles are known for their fragrant blossoms and the sweet nectar that can be sucked from them.
Saw some young kids eating the nectar from honeysuckle flowers today. Glad that practice is still alive…I did it as a kid myself long ago.
— Scott N. (@Sealgmg2) September 8, 2013
I just finished picking a bouquet of honeysuckle and lilac, beating my weeds into submission, and trimming roses. Now it's raining. Eeeeeep.
— ruth raymond (@ruthlesscrab) May 5, 2009
The other #June Birth Flower is #Honeysuckle, which is a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.
Honeysuckle flowers are magnets for hummingbirds! There are shrub forms of honeysuckle, which make great hedges, and there are vining forms such as the trumpet honeysuckle. pic.twitter.com/oFSXGFa9D2
— 🌸 Sophie 🌼 (@lacsd) June 1, 2020
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There are many different species of honeysuckle.
How to use honeysuckle in a sentence
It features classic grüner flavors of jasmine, honeysuckle and lemongrass with a mouth-filling, voluptuous texture.You’ll want to sip this sustainably made rosé all through the summer|Dave McIntyre|July 23, 2021|Washington Post
You’ll find the racy grassiness of New World savvie here, but the viognier lends a softness that smooths the aggressive edge and adds bucolic aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle in the background.Fire up the grill and uncork this $15 French malbec for a fabulous pairing|Dave McIntyre|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
On the porch at Ingleside the honeysuckle and climbing roses were bursting into radiant bloom.Maid Sally|Harriet A. Cheever
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
“I think,” replied Annie, “that it is wild honeysuckle,” and her voice trembled slightly.The Butterfly House|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The scent of wild honeysuckle and cluster roses came from the hedgerows.Fifty-Two Stories For Girls|Various
And there grow in wild profusion the scented hedges of honeysuckle and roses.American Sketches|Charles Whibley