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hon·ey·suck·le

 (hŭn′ē-sŭk′əl)
n.
1. Any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Lonicera, having opposite leaves, fragrant, usually paired tubular flowers, and small berries.
2. Any of various similar or related plants.

[Middle English honysoukel, alteration of honisouke, from Old English hunīsūce : hunig, honey + sūcan, to suck; see suck.]

honeysuckle

(ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkəl)
n
1. (Plants) any temperate caprifoliaceous shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera: cultivated for their fragrant white, yellow, or pink tubular flowers
2. (Plants) any of several similar plants
3. (Plants) any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Banksia, having flowers in dense spikes: family Proteaceae
[Old English hunigsūce, from honey + suck; see suckle]
ˈhoneyˌsuckled adj

hon•ey•suck•le

(ˈhʌn iˌsʌk əl)

n.
any upright or climbing shrub of the genus Lonicera, esp. L.lonicera, having fragrant white, yellow, or red tubular flowers.
[1225–75; Middle English honiesoukel=honisouke (Old English hunigsūce; see honey, suck) + -el -le]
hon′ey•suck`led, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.honeysuckle - shrub or vine of the genus Lonicerahoneysuckle - shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera
Lonicera albiflora, white honeysuckle - bushy honeysuckle with twining branches and white or yellow-white flowers; southern United States
American fly honeysuckle, fly honeysuckle, Lonicera canadensis - erect deciduous North American shrub with yellow-white flowers
Italian honeysuckle, Italian woodbine, Lonicera caprifolium - deciduous climbing shrub with fragrant yellow-white flowers in axillary whorls
Lonicera dioica, yellow honeysuckle - twining deciduous shrub with clusters of purple-tinged yellow-green flowers; northeastern America
Lonicera flava, yellow honeysuckle - climbing deciduous shrub with fragrant yellow (later orange) flowers in terminal whorls; southeastern United States
hairy honeysuckle, Lonicera hirsuta - twining deciduous shrub with hairy leaves and spikes of yellow-orange flowers; northeastern America
Lonicera involucrata, twinberry - shrubby honeysuckle with purple flowers; western North America
Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica - an Asiatic trailing evergreen honeysuckle with half-evergreen leaves and fragrant white flowers turning yellow with age; has become a weed in some areas
Hall's honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica halliana - a variety of Japanese honeysuckle that grows like a vine; established as an aggressive escape in southeastern United States
Lonicera morrowii, Morrow's honeysuckle - a grey deciduous honeysuckle shrub paired white flowers turning yellow; Japan
Lonicera periclymenum, woodbine - European twining honeysuckle with fragrant red and yellow-white flowers
coral honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens, trumpet honeysuckle, trumpet vine, trumpet flower - evergreen North American honeysuckle vine having coral-red or orange flowers
bush honeysuckle, Lonicera tatarica, Tartarian honeysuckle - a honeysuckle shrub of southern Russia to central Asia
European fly honeysuckle, European honeysuckle, Lonicera xylosteum - cultivated Eurasian shrub with twin yellowish-white flowers and scarlet fruit
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.honeysuckle - shrubby tree with silky foliage and spikes of cylindrical yellow nectarous flowers
banksia - any shrub or tree of the genus Banksia having alternate leathery leaves apetalous yellow flowers often in showy heads and conelike fruit with winged seeds
3.honeysuckle - columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowershoneysuckle - columbine of eastern North America having long-spurred red flowers
genus Aquilegia - columbine
aquilege, aquilegia, columbine - a plant of the genus Aquilegia having irregular showy spurred flowers; north temperate regions especially mountains
Translations
zimolez
kaprifolium
kuusama
kozja krv
スイカズラ
인동덩굴
kaprifol
ต้นไม้เลื้อยชนิดหนึ่งมีกลิ่นหอม
cây kim ngân

honeysuckle

[ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkl] Nmadreselva f

honeysuckle

[ˈhʌnisʌkəl] nchèvrefeuille m

honeysuckle

nGeißblatt nt

honeysuckle

[ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkl] ncaprifoglio

honeysuckle

سُلْطَانُ الـجَبَل zimolez kaprifolium Geißblatt αγιόκλημα madreselva kuusama chèvrefeuille kozja krv caprifoglio スイカズラ 인동덩굴 kamperfoelie kaprifolium wiciokrzew madressilva жимолость kaprifol ต้นไม้เลื้อยชนิดหนึ่งมีกลิ่นหอม hanımeli cây kim ngân 金银花
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Amy had a bower in hers, rather small and earwiggy, but very pretty to look at, with honeysuckle and morning-glories hanging their colored horns and bells in graceful wreaths all over it, tall white lilies, delicate ferns, and as many brilliant, picturesque plants as would consent to blossom there.
He will make the fire-water from the islands in the salt lake flow before the wigwam of Magua, until the heart of the Indian shall be lighter than the feathers of the humming- bird, and his breath sweeter than the wild honeysuckle.
Whenever the cars stopped a warm breeze blew upon him, a breeze laden with the perfume of fresh fields, of honeysuckle and clover.
Here and there, a mildewed jessamine or honeysuckle hung raggedly from some ornamental support, which had been pushed to one side by being used as a horse-post.
He also admired another that came in composed of fair young maidens, none of whom seemed to be under fourteen or over eighteen years of age, all clad in green stuff, with their locks partly braided, partly flowing loose, but all of such bright gold as to vie with the sunbeams, and over them they wore garlands of jessamine, roses, amaranth, and honeysuckle.
Well, then, with the first money I touch, I mean you to have a small house, with a garden in which to plant clematis, nasturtiums, and honeysuckle.
At length they stopped beside a bee, who lay among sweet honeysuckle flowers, in a cool, still place, where the summer wind blew in, and the green leaves rustled pleasantly.
For the hedgerows in those days shut out one's view, even on the better-managed farms; and this afternoon, the dog-roses were tossing out their pink wreaths, the nightshade was in its yellow and purple glory, the pale honeysuckle grew out of reach, peeping high up out of a holly bush, and over all an ash or a sycamore every now and then threw its shadow across the path.
Frances approaches my library window; puts aside the honeysuckle which half covers it, and tells me tea is ready; seeing that I continue busy she enters the room, comes near me quietly, and puts her hand on my shoulder.
Trees I would have none in it, but some thickets made only of sweet-briar and honeysuckle, and some wild vine amongst; and the ground set with violets, strawberries, and primroses.
The cottage had been standing empty this eight months, and it was a pity, for it was a pretty two storied place, with an old-fashioned porch and honeysuckle about it.
The next day he was nailing up some honeysuckle against the porch, when he heard the Miller's voice calling to him from the road.