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honeysuckle

honeysuckle, common name for some members of the Caprifoliaceae, a family comprised mostly of vines and shrubs of the Northern Hemisphere, especially abundant in E Asia and E North America. The family includes the elders, viburnums, weigelas, and snowberries as well as the honeysuckles; many are hardy plants that are sometimes cultivated as ornamentals. One of the best-known North American species of the true honeysuckles (genus Lonicera) is the trumpet honeysuckle (L. sempervirens), an evergreen plant with fragrant, trumpet-shaped scarlet blossoms. The Japanese honeysuckle (L. japonica), with small white to yellow flowers, is naturalized in the United States and has become a ubiquitous and noxious weed, strangling the living plants on which it climbs. Woodbine, a name for several European vines, is most often L. periclymenum, also called eglantine. Bush honeysuckles are of the genus Diervilla. Some plants of other families are also called honeysuckle, e.g., the swamp and purple honeysuckles of the heath family. Sambucus (elder or elderberry) and Viburnum are shrubs and trees usually having showy flat-topped clusters of white flowers. The fruits of some species are edible, e.g., those of the common North American elder (S. canadensis), used in preserves, pies, and wine. The European elder (S. nigra) and the “Spirit of the Elder” have figured prominently in folklore of N Europe. Among the better known viburnums (also having edible berries) are the black haw, or stagbush (V. prunifolium), of E North America; the straggling-branched hobblebush, or wayfaring tree (V. alnifolium in America, V. lantana in the Old World); and the high-bush cranberry, or cranberry tree (V. opulus; the American plants are sometimes designated as V. trilobum). The snowball, or guelder-rose, is a cultivated variety of the cranberry tree in which the rounded blossom–clusters are composed of large sterile flowers. Arrowwood (V. dentatum and similar species) was formerly used for making arrows. The waxy-fruited snowberries are species of the genus Symphoricarpos. Weigela (or weigelia), shrubs of the E Asian genus Weigela, are sometimes cultivated elsewhere for their funnel-shaped blossoms. Twinflower (Linnaea borealis), unusual for this family in that it is herbaceous, was the favorite flower of Linnaeus. Honeysuckle is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Dipsacales, family Caprifoliaceae.

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snowball

1. a drink made of advocaat and lemonade
2. Slang a mixture of heroin and cocaine
3. a dance started by one couple who separate and choose different partners. The process continues until all present are dancing
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The plum-pudding was of the same handsome roundness as ever, and came in with the symbolic blue flames around it, as if it had been heroically snatched from the nether fires, into which it had been thrown by dyspeptic Puritans; the dessert was as splendid as ever, with its golden oranges, brown nuts, and the crystalline light and dark of apple-jelly and damson cheese; in all these things Christmas was as it had always been since Tom could remember; it was only distinguished, it by anything, by superior sliding and snowballs.
About us neither had gained a footing; laburnums, pink mays, snowballs, and trees of arbor- vitae, rose out of laurels and hydrangeas, green and brilliant into the sunlight.
They kept up a buzz of babbling voices and low laughter, and sometimes burst into a deep, joyous shout, which the spectators answered with three cheers, while a gang of roguish boys let drive their snowballs right among the pleasure party.
In a new study, Adiv Paradise, an astronomer and physicist at the University of Toronto, and colleagues found that some snowball planets could be habitable.
This isn't the first time Snowball has rendered his services for the noble pursuit of scientific discovery.
Andy told the ECHO: "I couldn't have done it without Snowball, you know, I'd hit a point where my self-worth was so low, I just didn't care anymore, I'd lie awake in the mornings, just no interest in moving, no interest living."
After two days of talking, Snowball's contact tailed off but Guardians of the North turned up at his home and called police.
Made at the Kosta glassworks in southern Sweden, the snowball is a hefty (3.75-pound) chunk of lead crystal that resembles its namesake and holds a tealight in the center.
You may extend coverage for "family injury" related to "snowball fights".
American Airlines has announced it has supported the 13th annual Snowball Express by taking 1,722 children of Gold Star military families for a therapeutic getaway with inspirational programs and peer-to-peer support, the company said.
The court heard Snowball is alleged to have been snared by a group posing as an underage girl on social media.
Sean Marshall, chairman of Chapelcross Charity Snowball Committee ,went along recently to present club members with the new mats.