Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of caprifoliaceous plants, the honeysuckles, type of tribe Lonicereæ, characterized by an irregular tubular corolla (sometimes two-lipped), exstipulate leaves, and a two- or three-celled berry, almost always few-seeded. About 100 species are known, natives of the temperate and tropical regions of the northern hemisphere, ornamental shrubs, often climbing, with (often) fragrant, variously colored flowers, growing in cymes, in pedunculate heads, or sometimes in pairs. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of vines including the woodbine, Lonicera periclymenum.
- n. woodbine.
“For botanists and gardening buffs I believe it to be Lonicera periclymenum, and certainly you wouldn't want to eat it unless you fancied a few days in casualty.”
“Amazingly, there are 227 introduced and naturalized species registered so far, many more than the native and endemic species, and in addition to the cited weeds, Lantana camara and Lonicera japonica have the potential to be serious pests.”
“Zakir reckoned the honeysuckle that clambered up the trees on prodigious, sinewy trunks, Lonicera tianschanica, was probably over a hundred years old too, and some of the weather-beaten trees of thorn and juniper could have been clinging to the ledges along the valley walls, inching themselves up, for 400 years.”
“Bits of finished rudbeckias at the bottom, leafless maples on the right and the old reinforcing wire entwined by native honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens complete the rectangle.”
“So is your new Lonicera sempervirens a coral one or yellow?”
“The rock wall was rebuilt and the honeysuckle, Lonicera sempervirens awaits a new trellis of some kind.”
“Aiming at Ferngully, click here to read his story, and the Lonicera sempervirens climbing his carcass, well above my height, let us try the different settings.”
“Common shrubs and herbaceous species include blackberry (Rubus spp.), sumac (Rhus spp.), honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), and poison ivy (Toxicodendron radicans).”
“Where grazing pressure is high, pastures tend to acquire an increasing density of thorny, unpalatable shrubs like Lonicera spp.,”
“Salix spp., and Lonicera spp. occupies moist, sheltered sites.”
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