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a shrub (genus Lycium) of the nightshade family, with small, pink flowers and reddish berries
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Any of various often thorny shrubs of the genus Lycium, some species of which are cultivated for their purplish flowers and brightly colored berries. Also called boxthorn.