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lonicera

Line breaks: lo¦ni|cera
Pronunciation: /lɒˈnɪs(ə)rə
 
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Definition of lonicera in English:

noun

A plant of a genus which comprises the honeysuckles.
  • Genus Lonicera, family Caprifoliaceae
Example sentences
  • They include Comandra umbellata, Diervilla lonicera, Hieracium aurantiacum, and Sisyrinchium angustifolium.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Adam Lonitzer (1528–86), German botanist.

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