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2 definitions found
 for Honeysuckle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Honeysuckle \Hon"ey*suc`kle\, n. [Cf. AS. hunis[=u]ge privet.
     See Honey, and Suck.] (Bot.)
     One of several species of flowering plants, much admired for
     their beauty, and some for their fragrance.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: The honeysuckles are properly species of the genus
           Lonicera; as, Lonicera Caprifolium, and Lonicera
           Japonica, the commonly cultivated fragrant kinds;
           Lonicera Periclymenum, the fragrant woodbine of
           England; Lonicera grata, the American woodbine, and
           Lonicera sempervirens, the red-flowered trumpet
           honeysuckle. The European fly honeysuckle is Lonicera
           Xylosteum; the American, Lonicera ciliata. The
           American Pinxter flower ({Azalea nudiflora) is often
           called honeysuckle, or false honeysuckle. The name
           Australian honeysuckle is applied to one or more
           trees of the genus Banksia. See French honeysuckle,
           under French.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  honeysuckle
      n 1: shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera
      2: shrubby tree with silky foliage and spikes of cylindrical
         yellow nectarous flowers [syn: honeysuckle, Australian
         honeysuckle, coast banksia, Banksia integrifolia]
      3: columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red
         flowers [syn: meeting house, honeysuckle, Aquilegia
         canadensis]

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