Definition of Japanese privet

1. Noun. Evergreen shrub of Japan and Korea having small dark leaves and flowers in loose panicles; related to but smaller than Chinese privet.

Exact synonyms: Ligustrum Japonicum
Generic synonyms: Privet



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Japanese Privet

Japanese lilac
Japanese lime
Japanese linden
Japanese maple
Japanese medlar
Japanese millet
Japanese monetary unit
Japanese morning glory
Japanese oak
Japanese oyster
Japanese pagoda tree
Japanese persimmon
Japanese pink
Japanese plum
Japanese poinsettia
Japanese privet (current term)
Japanese quince
Japanese radish
Japanese red pine
Japanese river fever
Japanese rose
Japanese sea lion
Japanese slipper
Japanese snowbell
Japanese spaniel
Japanese spitz
Japanese spitzes
Japanese spurge
Japanese stranglehold
Japanese sumac

Literary usage of Japanese privet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"A beautiful strong-growing Japanese privet 6-8 ft. high ... A beautiful free-flowering Japanese privet with oval or oval-elliptic or obovate shortly stalked ..."

2. Andorra Nurseries: Wm. Warner Harper, Proprietor, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia by William Warner Harper (1903)
"Japanese privet. (L) An almost evergreen sort, as it holds its glossy dark green foliage ... (Z,) This does not make as trim a hedge as the Japanese privet, ..."

3. Tree-culture in New Zealand by Henry John Matthews (1905)
"The Japanese privet makes a valuable ornamental and fast-growing shelter-tree if given plenty of space for development. Any soil or situation is suitable ..."

4. The Horticulturist, and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste by Luther Tucker (1873)
"A correspondent of the Gardener's Chronicle asks the question why do we not more often see the Japanese privet, ..."

5. The Beginner's Garden Book: A Textbook for the Upper Grammar Grades by Allen French (1922)
"Good shrubs for this purpose are the Japanese barberry, the California privet (best near the seashore) and the Japanese privet (hardier), rosa rugosa, ..."

6. Life and Light for Woman by Woman's Board of Missions (1905)
"A favorite hedge plant is the Japanese privet, with pure, white flowers, and long, shining, nearly evergreen leaves. To some, however, the ideal for hedges ..."

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