buckthorn family

buckthorn family
noun
trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value
Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family
Member Holonyms: ↑Rhamnales, ↑order Rhamnales
Member Meronyms:

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noun

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the plant family Rhamnaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having alternate, simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a drupe or capsule, and including the buckthorn, cascara, and New Jersey tea.

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buckthorn family,
a family of trees and shrubs of wide distribution, including the buckthorn, the jujube, and the ceanothus.

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  • buckthorn family — the plant family Rhamnaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having alternate, simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a drupe or capsule, and including the buckthorn, cascara, and New Jersey tea. * * * …   Universalium

  • buckthorn — [buk′thôrn΄] n. [ BUCK1 + THORN] 1. any of a genus (Rhamnus) of thorny trees or shrubs of the buckthorn family, bearing small greenish flowers and purple berries 2. any of a genus (Bumelia) of trees of the sapodilla family, native to the S U.S.… …   English World dictionary

  • buckthorn — /buk thawrn /, n. 1. any of several, sometimes thorny trees or shrubs belonging to the genus Rhamnus, esp. R. frangula, the bark of which is used in medicine. Cf. buckthorn family. 2. a tree or shrub belonging to the genus Bumelia, of the… …   Universalium

  • Buckthorn — Taxobox name = Buckthorn image width = 240px image caption = Alder Buckthorn ( Rhamnus frangula ) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Rosales familia = Rhamnaceae genus = Rhamnus genus authority = L.… …   Wikipedia

  • buckthorn — noun Date: 1578 1. any of a genus (Rhamnus of the family Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family) of often thorny trees or shrubs some of which yield purgatives or pigments 2. a shrub or small tree (Bumelia lycioides) of the sapodilla family of the… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • buckthorn — buck•thorn [[t]ˈbʌkˌθɔrn[/t]] n. 1) pln any of several often thorny trees or shrubs of the genus Rhamnus, of the buckthorn family 2) pln a thorny tree, Bumelia lycioides, of the sapodilla family, common in the southern U.S., having large clusters …   From formal English to slang

  • family Rhamnaceae — noun trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value • Syn: ↑Rhamnaceae, ↑buckthorn family • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Rhamnales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of trees and shrubs by taxonomic family — The following is a list of trees and shrubs of high notoriety. Taxonomic families for the following trees and shrubs are listed in alphabetical order, likewise the genera and closely related species.=GYMNOSPERMS= =CONIFERS= Araucariaceae: The… …   Wikipedia

  • cascara buckthorn — noun shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada • Syn: ↑bearberry, ↑bearwood, ↑chittamwood, ↑chittimwood, ↑Rhamnus purshianus • Hypernyms: ↑buckthorn …   Useful english dictionary

  • alder buckthorn — a shrub or small tree, Frangula alnus, of Eurasia and northern Africa, having nonedible red fruit that turns black when ripe. [1860 65] * * * ▪ shrub also called  Alder Dogwood (Rhamnus frangula)   woody shrub or small tree, of the buckthorn… …   Universalium

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