Definition of Cape honeysuckle in US English:

Cape honeysuckle


  • Either of two southern African plants with nectar-rich, red or orange flowers: (originally) †Burchellia bubalina (family Rubiaceae), which is a shrub or small tree (obsolete rare); and (in later use) Tecoma capensis (family Bignoniaceae), which is a scrambling shrub that is often cultivated.


Early 19th century.