Definition of Buckthorn family
1. Noun. Trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value.
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Rhamnales, Rhamnales
Member holonyms: Genus Rhamnus, Rhamnus, Colubrina, Genus Colubrina, Genus Ziziphus, Ziziphus, Genus Paliurus, Paliurus, Genus Pomaderris, Pomaderris
Lexicographical Neighbors of Buckthorn Family
Literary usage of Buckthorn family
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green, Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota (1902)
"buckthorn family. Genus RHAMNUS. We have no native species of importance in this genus. R. cathartic'iis, a foreign species, is so valuable as an ornamental ..."
2. Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States: Including the District by Asa Gray, Sereno Watson (1890)
"(buckthorn family.) Shrubs or small trees, with simple leaves, small and regular flowers (sometimes apetalous), with the 4 or 5 perigynous stamens as many ..."
3. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan (1917)
"buckthorn family (Rhamnaceae) New Jersey Tea; Wild Snowball; Red-root Ceanothus americanus Flowers—Small, white, on white pedicels, crowded in dense, ..."