Definition of Rhamnus

1. Noun. Type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns.

Exact synonyms: Genus Rhamnus
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Buckthorn Family, Family Rhamnaceae, Rhamnaceae
Member holonyms: Buckthorn

Definition of Rhamnus

1. n. A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California Rhamnus Purshianus and the European R. catharticus are used in medicine. The latter is used for hedges.

Definition of Rhamnus

1. a thorny tree or shrub [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Rhamnus

1. A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California Rhamnus Purchianus and the European R. Catharticus are used in medicine. The latter is used for hedges. Origin: NL, from Gr. A kind of prickly shrub; cf. L. Rhamnos. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rhamnus

rhamnetin
rhamnitol
rhamnogalacturonan
rhamnogalacturonan acetylesterase
rhamnogalacturonan rhamnohydrolase
rhamnopyranose
rhamnopyranoses
rhamnose
rhamnose permease
rhamnoses
rhamnoside
rhamnosides
rhamnoxanthin
rhamnulokinase
rhamnulose
rhamnuses
rhamphorhynchoid
rhamphorhynchus
rhamphothecae
rhaphae
rhaphania
rhaphe
rhaphes
rhaphide
rhaphides
rhaphis
rhaponticine
rhapsode

Literary usage of Rhamnus

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

1. The Trees of America: Native and Foreign, Pictorially and Botanically by Daniel Jay Browne (1846)
"The fruit of the rhamnus ziziphus is employed throughout the southern or temperate parts of Europe, in the manufacture of ji/jubes. ..."

2. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Teneriffe rhamnus. Nat. 'of the Island of Teneriffe. Mr. Francis Masson. Introd. ... Pubescent rhamnus, or Bahama Red-wood. Nat. of the Bahama Islands. ..."

3. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine, Taylor and Francis (1854)
"With this object I procured, through the kindness of Prof. Balfour, a sufficient number of the buds of several species of rhamnus, viz. ..."

4. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"Beneath them, at some distance, was the Sea: on its shore, was the city of rhamnus, one of the strongest and most important ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1886)
"(Lancet, Oct. 10, 1885), an account of a case of poisoning from taking the berries of the black alder (rhamnus frangula), the bark of which is now so ..."

6. Greece: Pictorial, Descriptive, and Historical by Christopher Wordsworth (1844)
"... the inhabitants of rhamnus had advanced both in wealth and architectural skill, that then they thought fit to erect another temple of a more magnificent ..."

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