Definition of honeysuckle noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈhʌnisʌkl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhʌnisʌkl//
[uncountable, countable] Plants
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a climbing plant with white, yellow or pink flowers with a sweet smell See related entries: Plants Word OriginMiddle 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.
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