honeysuckled

honeysuckle

[huhn-ee-suhk-uhl]
noun
any upright or climbing shrub of the genus Diervilla, especially D. lonicera, cultivated for its fragrant white, yellow, or red tubular flowers.

Origin:
1225–75; Middle English honiesoukel, equivalent to honisouke (Old English hunigsūce; see honey, suck) + -el -le

honeysuckled, adjective
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honeysuckle (ˈhʌnɪˌsʌkəl)
 
n
1.  any temperate caprifoliaceous shrub or vine of the genus Lonicera: cultivated for their fragrant white, yellow, or pink tubular flowers
2.  any of several similar plants
3.  any of various Australian trees or shrubs of the genus Banksia, having flowers in dense spikes: family Proteaceae
 
[Old English hunigsūce, from honey + suck; see suckle]
 
'honeysuckled
 
adj

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honeysuckle
c.1265, from O.E. hunigsuge "honey-suck," + dim. suffix -le. So called because "honey" can be sucked from it.
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