The honeysuckle or beewort; or perhaps the convolvulus.
Where the bee
Strays diligent, and with extracted balm
Of fragrant woodbine loads his little thigh.
So doth the woodbine the sweet honeysuckle
Midsummer Night's Dream, iv. 1.
Gone where the woodbine twineth. To the
pawnbroker's, up the spout, where, in Quebec, “on cottage walls
the woodbine may be seen twining.” (A correspondent
of Quebec supplied this.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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