honeysuckle

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From Middle English honisokel, honysocle, hunisuccle, perhaps an alteration of Middle English honysoke, honysouke (honeysuckle), from Old English huniġsūce, huniġsūge (honeysuckle), equivalent to honey +‎ suck +‎ -le.

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honeysuckle (plural honeysuckles)

  1. Any of the many species of arching shrubs and climbing vines of the genus Lonicera in the Caprifoliaceae family, many with sweet smelling, bell shaped flowers.
  2. Any of several species of similar plants from Australia
    1. Banksia aquilonia (northern banksia)
    2. Banksia integrifolia (coast banksia)
    3. Banksia marginata (silver banksia)
    4. Banksia serrata (red honeysuckle)
    5. Lambertia multiflora (many-flowered honeysuckle)

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