honeysuckle family

honeysuckle family
the plant family Caprifoliaceae, typified by shrubs and woody vines having opposite leaves, clusters of usually flaring, narrow, tubular flowers, and various types of fruit, and including the elder, honeysuckle, snowberry, twinflower, and viburnum.

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Family Caprifoliaceae, containing approximately 500 species.

It is well known for its many ornamental woody shrubs and vines, composed mostly of northern temperate species but including some tropical mountain plants. The genus Lonicera contains shrubs with opposite leaves and often showy flowers rich in nectar. One member, Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica), is a highly fragrant flowering vine that kills other plants by climbing over them and shutting out the light. Also included in this family is the elder.

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  • honeysuckle — [hun′ē suk΄əl] n. [ME honisocle, dim. (see LE) < OE hunigsuce (Brit dial. honeysuck) < hunig, HONEY + sucan, to SUCK] 1. any of a genus (Lonicera) of plants of the honeysuckle family, with small, fragrant flowers of red, yellow, or white 2 …   English World dictionary

  • honeysuckle — noun Etymology: Middle English honysoukel clover, alteration of honysouke, from Old English hunisūce, from hunig honey + sūcan to suck Date: 1548 any of a genus (Lonicera of the family Caprifoliaceae, the honeysuckle family) of shrubs with… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • family — /fam euh lee, fam lee/, n., pl. families, adj. n. 1. parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. 2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family. 3. the spouse and children …   Universalium

  • family Caprifoliaceae — noun shrubs and small trees and woody vines • Syn: ↑Caprifoliaceae, ↑honeysuckle family • Hypernyms: ↑asterid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Rubiales, ↑order Rubiales …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Honeysuckle — Taxobox name = Honeysuckle image width = 240px image caption = Lonicera ciliosa regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Dipsacales familia = Caprifoliaceae genus = Lonicera genus authority = L. subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • honeysuckle — honeysuckled, adj. /hun ee suk euhl/, n. any upright or climbing shrub of the genus Diervilla, esp. D. lonicera, cultivated for its fragrant white, yellow, or red tubular flowers. [1225 75; ME honiesoukel, equiv. to honisouke (OE hunigsuce; see… …   Universalium

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