honesty
/on"euh stee/, n., pl. honesties.
1. the quality or fact of being honest; uprightness and fairness.
2. truthfulness, sincerity, or frankness.
3. freedom from deceit or fraud.
4. Bot. a plant, Lunaria annua, of the mustard family, having clusters of purple flowers and semitransparent, satiny pods.
5. Obs. chastity.
[1300-50; ME honeste < MF < L honestas. See HONEST, -TY2]
Syn. 1. integrity, probity, rectitude. See honor. 2. candor, veracity.
Ant. 1. dishonesty.

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▪ plant genus
      any of the three species of the genus Lunaria, of the mustard family (Brassicaceae). They are European annuals or biennials that are widely grown for their disklike, papery, seedpod partitions, used in dried flower arrangements. The best-known species, also called moonflower, money plant, moonwort, or satinflower, as well as honesty (L. annua), has four-petalled, reddish purple or white flowers that are borne in summer. It has become naturalized in some wooded parts of eastern North America. Perennial honesty (L. rediviva) has pointed oval seedpod partitions and pale purple flowers.

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