Honeysuckle

Hon"ey*suc`kle

(?), n. [Cf. AS. hunisge privet. See Honey, and Suck.] (Bot.) One of several species of flowering plants, much admired for their beauty, and some for their fragrance.
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The honeysuckles are properly species of the genus Lonicera; as, Lonicera Caprifolium, and Lonicera Japonica, the commonly cultivated fragrant kinds; Lonicera Periclymenum, the fragrant woodbine of England; Lonicera grata, the American woodbine, and Lonicera sempervirens, the red-flowered trumpet honeysuckle. The European fly honeysuckle is Lonicera Xylosteum; the American, Lonicera ciliata. The American Pinxter flower (Azalea nudiflora) is often called honeysuckle, or false honeysuckle. The name Australian honeysuckle is applied to one or more trees of the genus Banksia. See French honeysuckle, under French.
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