Buckthorn meaning

bŭkthôrn
Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genera Rhamnus and Frangula, including several ornamentals, medicinal species such as the cascara buckthorn, and the invasive species R. cathartica.
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Any of a genus (Rhamnus) of thorny trees or shrubs of the buckthorn family, bearing small greenish flowers and purple berries.
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Any of a genus (Bumelia) of trees of the sapodilla family, native to the S U.S.
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Designating a family (Rhamnaceae, order Rhamnales) of dicotyledonous shrubs and trees, including the cascara, jujube, and redroot.
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Any of various shrubs or small trees of the genera Rhamnus and Frangula, including several ornamentals, medicinal species such as the cascara buckthorn, and the invasive species R. cathartica.
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Any of several often thorny North American trees or shrubs of the genus Sideroxylon (formerly Bumelia ), especially S. lanuginosum or S. lycioides of the southern United States, having very hard wood and black fleshy fruit.
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Any of several, often thorny shrubs or small trees of the genera Rhamnus and Frangula, especially the common buckthorn or purging buckthorn; Rhamnus cathartica.
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Origin of buckthorn

  • Translation of New Latin cervī spīna cervī genitive of cervus deer, buck spīna thorn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • buck +‎ thorn

    From Wiktionary