Definition of Chinese privet
1. Noun. Erect evergreen treelike shrub of China and Korea and Japan having acuminate leaves and flowers in long erect panicles; resembles Japanese privet.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chinese Privet
Literary usage of Chinese privet
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1. Andorra Nurseries: Wm. Warner Harper, Proprietor, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia by William Warner Harper (1903)
"chinese privet. (.Z.) Of broader habit than the Amoor Privet. ... Dwarf Chinese Privet. (Л/) A dwarf variety that will give a particularly pleasing effect ..."
2. The Pinetum: Being a Synosis of All the Coniferous Plants at Present Known by George Gordon, Henry George Bohn (1880)
"LUCIDUM, chinese privet , — I 6 ARGENTEUM VARIEGATUM — I 6 AUREUM — I 6 Two very handsome kinds of chinese privet; foliage margined with gold and silver ..."
3. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"chinese privet — Ligustrum sinense. F. Shrub to 6 feet with about sessile flowers in small clusters. LATE-FLOWERING PRIVET — Ligustrum ..."
4. The New American Orchardist, Or an Account of the Most Valuable Varieties of by W. Kendrick (1848)
"^chinese privet. (L. sinensis.) A variety with leaves of the same dark green as the preceding, but of much larger size. 98. ..."
5. The English Flower Garden and Home Grounds: Design and Arrangement Shown by by William Robinson (1907)
"A chinese privet of a wiry dwarf character, with small leaves, and the branches covered with a purple down ; flowering freely and rather showily. ..."