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  Definition of buckthorn
  1. an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
  2. any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
  3. a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
Similar Words: English plantain, narrow-leaved plantain, ribgrass, ribwort, ripple-grass, Plantago lanceolata

 

Hyponyms: southern buckthorn, shittimwood, shittim, mock orange, Bumelia lycioides, false buckthorn, chittamwood, chittimwood, black haw, Bumelia lanuginosa, cascara buckthorn, bearberry, bearwood, Rhamnus purshianus, Carolina buckthorn, indian cherry, Rhamnus carolinianus, coffeeberry, California buckthorn, California coffee, Rhamnus californicus, alder buckthorn, alder dogwood, Rhamnus frangula, redberry, red-berry, Rhamnus croceus

 

Member Meronyms: Bumelia, genus Bumelia, Rhamnus, genus Rhamnus

 

 
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