Honeysuckle



[huhn-ee-suhk-uh l] /ˈhʌn iˌsʌk əl/

noun
1.
any upright or climbing shrub of the genus Diervilla, especially D. lonicera, cultivated for its fragrant white, yellow, or red tubular flowers.
/ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkəl/
noun
1.
any temperate caprifoliaceous shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera: cultivated for their fragrant white, yellow, or pink tubular flowers
2.
any of several similar plants
3.
any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Banksia, having flowers in dense spikes: family Proteaceae
n.

mid-13c., from Old English hunigsuge, meaning perhaps honeysuckle, clover, or privet, literally “honey-suck,” + diminutive suffix -le. So called because “honey” can be sucked from it. In Middle English sometimes a confused rendering of Latin locusta, taken as the name of a plant.

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