Definition of honey bush in English:

honey bush


  • 1Any of various shrubs, especially those having somewhat honey-scented flowers.

  • 2Originally South African. More fully "honey bush tea". Any of several South African shrubs of the genus Cyclopia (family Fabaceae (Leguminosae)), having honey-scented leaves which are infused to make a herbal tea.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Whitelaw Ainslie (1767–1837), surgeon. From honey + bush.


honey bush

/ˈhʌnɪ bʊʃ/