Protea mellifera
honeyflower honeyflower, honey flower honey flower . 1. (Bot.) An erect bushy shrub ({Lambertia formosa}) of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar.

Syn: mountain devil, {Lambertia formosa}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Bot.) The Australian shrub ({Protea mellifera}) whose flowers yield honey copiously.

Syn: {Protea mellifera}. [WordNet 1.5]

3. (Bot.), An evergreen shrub of the genus {Melianthus}, a native of the Cape of Good Hope. The flowers yield much honey. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Protea mellifera — honeyflower honeyflower, honey flower honey flower . 1. (Bot.) An erect bushy shrub ({Lambertia formosa}) of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar. Syn: mountain devil, {Lambertia formosa}. [WordNet 1.5] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Protea mellifera — noun Australian shrub whose flowers yield honey copiously • Syn: ↑honeyflower, ↑honey flower • Hypernyms: ↑protea • Member Holonyms: ↑genus Protea …   Useful english dictionary

  • Protĕa — (P. L., Schiller , Silberbaum), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Proteaceae Proteinae, 4. Kl. 4. Ordn. L.; Arten meist durch zierlichen Bau u. schöne, oft prachtvoll gefärbte Blüthenköpfe ausgezeichnet, deshalb häufig als Zierpflanzen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • genus Protea — noun type genus of Proteaceae; tropical African shrubs • Hypernyms: ↑dicot genus, ↑magnoliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Proteaceae, ↑family Proteaceae, ↑protea family • Member Meronyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • honeyflower — noun 1. erect bushy shrub of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar • Syn: ↑honey flower, ↑mountain devil, ↑Lambertia formosa • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • honey flower — honeyflower honeyflower, honey flower honey flower . 1. (Bot.) An erect bushy shrub ({Lambertia formosa}) of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar. Syn: mountain devil, {Lambertia formosa}. [WordNet 1.5] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honeyflower — honeyflower, honey flower honey flower . 1. (Bot.) An erect bushy shrub ({Lambertia formosa}) of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar. Syn: mountain devil, {Lambertia formosa}. [WordNet 1.5] 2. (Bot.) The …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lambertia formosa — honeyflower honeyflower, honey flower honey flower . 1. (Bot.) An erect bushy shrub ({Lambertia formosa}) of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar. Syn: mountain devil, {Lambertia formosa}. [WordNet 1.5] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lambertia formosa — honeyflower honeyflower, honey flower honey flower . 1. (Bot.) An erect bushy shrub ({Lambertia formosa}) of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar. Syn: mountain devil, {Lambertia formosa}. [WordNet 1.5] 2 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • honey-flower — noun 1. erect bushy shrub of eastern Australia having terminal clusters of red flowers yielding much nectar • Syn: ↑honeyflower, ↑mountain devil, ↑Lambertia formosa • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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