Definition of Boxthorn

1. Noun. Any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Lycium with showy flowers and bright berries.

Exact synonyms: Matrimony Vine
Group relationships: Genus Lycium, Lycium
Specialized synonyms: Common Matrimony Vine, Duke Of Argyll's Tea Tree, Lycium Barbarum, Lycium Halimifolium
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Definition of Boxthorn

1. n. A plant of the genus Lycium, esp. Lycium barbarum.

Definition of Boxthorn

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Lycium. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Boxthorn

1. a thorny shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Boxthorn

1. A plant of the genus Lycium, especially. Lycium barbarum. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boxthorn

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Literary usage of Boxthorn

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1. Wild Land Shrub and Arid Land Restoration Symposium: Proceedings edited by Bruce A. Roundy, E. Durant McArthur, Jennifer S. Hayley, David K. Mann (1996)
"Pale boxthorn only had a large increase in absolute cover in the creosotebush/bursage association. ..."

2. On Planting and Rural Ornament: A Practical Treatise by Mr Marshall, Marshall (William) (1803)
"The boxthorn. This species affords two Varieties : The Broad-leaved boxthorn. ... boxthorn is a rambling plant, and will, if let alone, in a few years ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"boxthorn. See Bramble. Box tree (Is., xii, 19; Ix, 13; in DV, Ezech.. xxvii, 6, instead of "ivory and cabins", we should read: "ivory ..."

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