Definition of Ligustrum

1. Noun. Genus of Old World shrubs: privet.

Exact synonyms: Genus Ligustrum
Generic synonyms: Dicot Genus, Magnoliopsid Genus
Group relationships: Family Oleaceae, Oleaceae, Olive Family
Member holonyms: Privet



Definition of Ligustrum

1. Noun. Any of several shrubs, of the genus ''Ligustrum'', widely used for hedges; privet ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ligustrum

ligula
ligulae
ligular
ligularia
ligularias
ligulas
ligulate
ligulated
ligule
ligules
liguliflorous
liguloid
ligure
ligures
ligustrin
ligustrum (current term)
ligustrums
lii
liii
lik't
likabilities
likability
likable
likableness
likablenesses
likably
likasite
like
like-for-like
like-for-like sales

Literary usage of Ligustrum

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1. Journal of the Royal Horticultural Society by Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). (1900)
"Result nil. 1899. One inflorescence treated. Result nil. 34. ligustrum ... Thirteen fruits set, and appear as if they would succeed. 35. ligustrum ..."

2. English Botany, Or, Coloured Figures of British Plants by James Sowerby, John Thomas Boswell, Phebe Lankester, John William Salter (1866)
"In the middle ages, however, the primrose was called in Latin ligustrum, ... and Prim-print as the English of ligustrum, thus came to be transferred from ..."

3. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"JAPAN PRIVET — ligustrum japonicum. G. Large shrub or tree to 20 feet with spreading branches ... THICK-LEAVED PRIVET (485) — ligustrum coriaceum. V -v. ..."

4. Select extra-tropical plants readily eligible for industrial culture or by Ferdinand Jacob H. Mueller (1880)
"ligustrum Japonicum, Thunberg. The Japan Privet. A shrub, evergreen or nearly so, promising to become a valuable hedge plant. It grows like the ordinary ..."

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