Definition of purple honeysuckle in English:

purple honeysuckle


  • 1Any of several shrubs or trees having purplish flowers resembling those of common honeysuckle, Lonicera perclymenum.

  • 2Any of several purple-flowered honeysuckles (genus Lonicera).


Mid 17th century; earliest use found in John Beale (bap. 1608, d. 1683), Church of England clergyman and writer on agriculture and natural philosophy.