Privet definition

prĭvĭt
Any of various shrubs of the genus Ligustrum, especially L. vulgare, having opposite leaves and clusters of white flowers and widely used for hedges.
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Any of several similar or related plants.
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Any of a genus (Ligustrum) of shrubs or trees of the olive family, with bluish-black berries and spikes of white flowers, often grown for hedges; esp., the common privet (L. vulgare)
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Any of various shrubs and small trees in the genus Ligustrum.
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(Russia) Hello, hi.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
privet
Plural:
privets

Origin of privet

  • Origin unknown

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

  • From Russian приве́т (privét, “hello, hi")

    From Wiktionary

  • Unknown origin, but possibly connected to prime.

    From Wiktionary