trumpet honeysuckle

  1. an American honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens, having spikes of large, tubular flowers, deep-red outside and yellow within.

Origin of trumpet honeysuckle

An Americanism dating back to 1725–35

Words Nearby trumpet honeysuckle Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use trumpet honeysuckle in a sentence

  • She remarked that it was the kind called trumpet honeysuckle, from the form of the flower.

    Scotch Wit and Humor | W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • Porch and verandah were covered with Virginia creeper, climbing roses and trumpet honeysuckle.

    Two Knapsacks | John Campbell
  • The purple Clematis displaced an old climbing favorite, the trumpet honeysuckle, once seen by every door.

    Old-Time Gardens | Alice Morse Earle

British Dictionary definitions for trumpet honeysuckle

trumpet honeysuckle

  1. a North American honeysuckle shrub, Lonicera sempervirens, having orange, scarlet, or yellow trumpet-shaped flowers

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