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Privet definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PRIV'ET, n. A plant of the genus Ligustrum. The evergreen privet is of the genus Rhamnus. Mock privet is of the genus Phillyrea.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1542 a Eurasian deciduous shrub (Ligustrum vulgare) of the olive family with semievergreen leaves and small white flowers that is widely used for hedges; broadly any of various shrubs of the same genus

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. any evergreen shrub of the genus Ligustrum, esp. L. vulgare bearing small white flowers and black berries, and much used for hedges. Etymology: 16th c.: orig. unkn.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Privet Priv"et, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim-print, primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut and trimmed. See, Prim, a., and cf. Prime to prune, Prim, n., Prie, n.] (Bot.) An ornamental European shrub (Ligustrum vulgare), much used in hedges; -- called also prim. Egyptian privet. See Lawsonia. Evergreen privet, a plant of the genus Rhamnus. See Alatern. Mock privet, any one of several evergreen shrubs of the genus Phillyrea. They are from the Mediterranean region, and have been much cultivated for hedges and for fancifully clipped shrubberies.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Privet is a type of bush with small leaves that stay green all year round. It is often grown in gardens to form hedges. The garden was enclosed by a privet hedge.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Prim, print (Ligustrum vulgare).



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