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honeysuckle


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Honeysuckle  \Hon"ey*suc`kle\,  n.  [Cf.  AS  hunis?ge  privet.  See 
  {Honey},  and  {Suck}.]  (Bot.) 
  One  of  several  species  of  flowering  plants,  much  admired  for 
  their  beauty,  and  some  for  their  fragrance. 
 
  Note:  The  honeysuckles  are  properly  species  of  the  genus 
  {Lonicera};  as  {L.  Caprifolium},  and  {L.  Japonica}, 
  the  commonly  cultivated  fragrant  kinds;  {L. 
  Periclymenum},  the  fragrant  woodbine  of  England;  {L. 
  grata},  the  American  woodbine,  and  {L.  sempervirens}, 
  the  red-flowered  trumpet  honeysuckle.  The  European  fly 
  honeysuckle  is  {L.  Xylosteum};  the  American,  {L. 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  honeysuckle 
  n  1:  shrub  or  vine  of  the  genus  Lonicera 
  2:  shrubby  tree  with  silky  foliage  and  spikes  of  cylindrical 
  yellow  nectarous  flowers  [syn:  {Ausralian  honeysuckle},  {coast 
  banksia},  {Banksia  integrifolia}] 
  3:  columbine  of  eastern  North  America  having  long-spurred  red 
  flowers  [syn:  {meeting  house},  {Aquilegia  canadensis}] 




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