Definition of honeywort in English:


Syllabification: hon·ey·wort
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.
  • Genus Cerinthe, family Boraginaceae: several species, in particular the yellow-flowered C. major
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  • 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.

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