Definition of Ruscus aculeatus

1. Noun. Shrub with stiff flattened stems resembling leaves (cladophylls); used for making brooms.

Exact synonyms: Butcher's Broom
Group relationships: Genus Ruscus, Ruscus
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ruscus Aculeatus

Rupert Murdoch
Rupicapra
Rupicapra rupicapra
Rupicola peruviana
Rupicola rupicola
Ruptiliocarpon
Ruptiliocarpon caracolito
Ruritania
Ruritanian
Ruritanians
Rus
Rus'
Rus.
Ruscaceae
Ruscus
Ruscus aculeatus (current term)
Ruse
Rush
Rushdie
Rushmore
Rushton bodies
Ruskies
Ruskin
Ruskinian
Rusky
Russ
Russel
Russel Crouse
Russell
Russell's Periodontal Index

Literary usage of Ruscus aculeatus

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1. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"The bract dries up in Ruscus aculeatus usually early, but in Ruscus ... of Ruscus aculeatus place themselves in such a position that they do not have one ..."

2. The Birds of the Latin Poets by Ernest Whitney Martin (1914)
"It is not found in the plant (ruscus aculeatus), but dwells among the high trees, frequenting especially the poplar tree. It lives also in the forests, ..."

3. The Birds of the Latin Poets by Ernest Whitney Martin (1914)
"It is not found in the plant (ruscus aculeatus), but dwells among the high trees, frequenting especially the poplar tree. It lives also in the forests, ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1886)
"Ruscus aculeatus, L.—Lyte. Box Holly. Ruscus aculeatus, L.—Baxter. Prior, p. 27. Boyds, or Black-boyds. Rubus fruticosus, L.—W. Scott. Jamieson. Boy's Love. ..."

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