Definition of Genus Ligustrum
1. Noun. Genus of Old World shrubs: privet.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Oleaceae, Oleaceae, Olive Family
Member holonyms: Privet
Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Ligustrum
Literary usage of Genus Ligustrum
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society Held at Philadelphia for by American Philosophical Society (1914)
"The genus Ligustrum Linne with about 35 existing species in southeastern Asia and the East Indies has three species in the Oligocene and Miocene of ..."
2. An Arrangement of British Plants: According to the Latest Improvements of by William Withering (1830)
"Looking therefore to the genus Ligustrum, in this volume, we compare it with the generic description, and have the satisfaction to find it agree with that. ..."
3. Forestry and Forest Products: Prize Essays of the Edinburgh International by Hugh Robert Mill, John Rattray (1885)
"... to twelve feet in height are selected, and four or five scions are attached at a time. THE PRIVET. The genus Ligustrum belongs to the natural order ..."
4. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"... the departure of privateers from British ports, where they were fitted out illegally. Privet, a genus (Ligustrum) of 'shrubs or trees of the order ..."