Definition of Buckthorn

1. Noun. A shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments.


2. Noun. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia.

3. Noun. An Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions.

Definition of Buckthorn

1. n. A genus (Rhamnus) of shrubs or trees. The shorter branches of some species terminate in long spines or thorns. See Rhamnus.

Definition of Buckthorn

1. Noun. Any of several, often thorny shrubs or small trees of the genus ''Rhamnus'', especially the common buckthorn or purging buckthorn; ''Rhamnus cathartica''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Buckthorn

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Medical Definition of Buckthorn

1. A genus (Rhamnus) of shrubs or trees. The shorter branches of some species terminate in long spines or thorns. See Rhamnus. Sea buckthorn, a plant of the genus Hippophae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Buckthorn

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buckthorn family
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Literary usage of Buckthorn

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1. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1838)
"531 The purging buckthorn. The While Thorn of the modem Greeks. ... 533 The staining buckthorn. Dwarf, or yellow-berried, buckthorn ..."

2. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green, Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota (1902)
"buckthorn FAMILY. Genus RHAMNUS. We have no native species of importance in ... English buckthorn. Leaves ovate, minutely serrate, opposite or nearly so. ..."

3. Enquiry Into Plants and Minor Works on Odours and Weather Signs by Theophrastus (1916)
"Of the differences in various shrubs—buckthorn, withy, Christ's thorn, bramble, ... as has been said : for instance, we find it in buckthorn Christ's thorn ..."

4. A Manual of the Medical Botany of North America by Laurence Johnson (1884)
"The berries of common buckthorn are pulpy and contain a deep green juice, ... A syrup of buckthorn made from the juice of the berries is official in Britain ..."

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