- 2a European plant with purple or white flowers and round, flat, translucent seedpods that are used for indoor flower arrangements. Also called money plant.
- Genus Lunaria, family Brassicaceae
Middle English: from Old French honeste, from Latin honestas, from honestus (see honest). The original sense was 'honor, respectability', later 'decorum, virtue, chastity'. The plant is so named from its seedpods, translucency symbolizing lack of deceit