Definition of honeywort in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈhənēˌwərt/ /ˈhənēˌwôrt/


A Mediterranean plant of the borage family with grayish-green leaves and tubular yellow or purple flowers that are a favored source of nectar for bees.
Example sentences
  • It's a mix of corn cockle, godetia, honeywort, and California poppies that came up on its own several years ago and has been self-sowing for repeat performances ever since.
  • Although it is sometimes called the blue wax flower or blue honeywort, we ask for it using the horticultural Latin to avoid confusion.
  • Cerinthe major, or honeywort, has been around for many years - it was introduced to this country from Switzerland as long ago as 1596.
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.