Definition of honey flower in English:

honey flower


  • 1Any of various plants having flowers yielding abundant nectar favoured by bees, or having a honey-like scent.

  • 2Any of several South African shrubs of the genus Melianthus, having large, pinnate glaucous leaves and brown nectar-rich flowers; especially M. major, which is grown as an ornamental.

  • 3British dialect, historical, rare The bee orchid, Ophrys apifera.

  • 4Australian The mountain devil, Lambertia formosa, which has nectar-rich flowers.


Early 16th century; earliest use found in The Kingis Quair. From honey + flower.


honey flower

/ˈhʌnɪ ˌflaʊə/