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buckthorn


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buckthorn  \Buck"thorn`\,  n.  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  ({Rhamnus})  of  shrubs  or  trees.  The  shorter  branches 
  of  some  species  terminate  in  long  spines  or  thorns.  See 
  {Rhamnus}. 
 
  {Sea  buckthorn},  a  plant  of  the  genus  {Hippopha["e]}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  buckthorn 
  n  1:  a  shrub  or  shrubby  tree  of  the  genus  Rhamnus;  fruits  are 
  source  of  yellow  dyes  or  pigments 
  2:  any  shrub  or  small  tree  of  the  genus  Bumelia 
  3:  an  Old  World  plantain  with  long  narrow  ribbed  leaves  widely 
  established  in  temperate  regions  [syn:  {English  plantain}, 
  {narrow-leaved  plantain},  {ribgrass},  {ribwort},  {ripple-grass}, 
  {Plantago  lanceolata}] 




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