Definition of Common matrimony vine
1. Noun. Deciduous erect or spreading shrub with spiny branches and violet-purple flowers followed by orange-red berries; southeastern Europe to China.
Generic synonyms: Boxthorn, Matrimony Vine
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Literary usage of Common matrimony vine
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1. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"The many-seeded berries are red or reddish, hanging on through the fall. The European species, common matrimony vine (488) — Lycium ..."
2. The Propagation of Plants: Giving the Principles which Govern the by Andrew Samuel Fuller (1887)
"—Numerous species ; mostly hardy, but a few from the Cape of Good Hope are tender and cultivated in greenhouses. The best known is the common Matrimony Vine ..."
3. The Natural History of the Toronto Region, Ontario, Canada by Canadian Institute (1849-1914), J H Faull (1913)
"(Buffalo Bur.) Physalis pruinosa, L. (Strawberry-Tomato). Nicandra physalodes, Pers. (Apple of Peru). Lycium halimifolium, Mill. (common matrimony vine). ..."
4. Bulletin by Vermont Botanical Club (1906)
"The common matrimony vine, Lycium halimifolium Mill, grew by roadside near a waste place. In the railroad yards were found the ragweed, Ambrosia psilo- ..."
5. Bulletin by Vermont Agricultural Experiment Station (1914)
"common matrimony vine. Waste place, Burlington, (Mrs. NF Flynn). NICANDRA. (PHYSALODES). Apple of Peru If. Physalodes* (L.) Pers. ..."