Definition of Common spindle tree
1. Noun. Small erect deciduous shrub having tough white wood and cathartic bark and fruit.
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Literary usage of Common spindle tree
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1. A Systematic Arrangement of British Plants: With an Easy Introduction to the by William Withering (1801)
"Petals greenish white. Filaments fixed in holes in the receptacle. Fruit angular, purplish ; sometimes white. Common Spindle "Tree. Prick Wood. ..."
2. On Planting and Rural Ornament: A Practical Treatise by Mr Marshall, Marshall (William) (1803)
"The wood of the common spindle tree is spoken of by MILLER and HAN BURY as being ... There is but one good method of PROPAGATING the common spindle tree, ..."
3. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"... stalked leaves, and dark purple flowers in June. Culture rfc. as above. E. europaeus (common spindle tree). A smooth, fetid, native deciduous shrub, ..."