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honeysuckle

Syllabification: hon·ey·suck·le
Pronunciation: /ˈhənēˌsək(ə)l
 
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Definition of honeysuckle in English:

noun

A widely distributed climbing shrub with tubular flowers that are typically fragrant and of two colors or shades, opening in the evening for pollination by moths.
Example sentences
  • Depending on the season and sunlight, it could be honeysuckles, wisteria, roses, orchids, or buddleias.
  • The honeysuckle, with flowers of white or red, emits a wonderful fragrance and grows to about eight feet in two years.
  • Up the bare trunks of trees were grown passion flowers, flaming nasturtiums, jasmine, and honeysuckles to finish the picturesque scene.

Origin

Middle English honysoukil, extension of honysouke, from Old English hunigsūce (see honey, suck). It originally denoted tubular flowers, such as the red clover, which are sucked for their nectar.

Words that rhyme with honeysuckle

pinochlefuruncle

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