One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A kind of honeysuckle, Lonicera caprifolium (family Caprifoliaceae), having perfoliate top leaves and creamy blossoms tinged with pink, also as goat's leaf honeysuckle.
Early 16th century; earliest use found in The Grete Herball. After post-classical Latin caprifolium caprifoil; compare earlier goat leaf.
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