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ˈbʌkˌθɔrnbuck·thorn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. buckthornnoun

    a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments

  2. buckthornnoun

    any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia

  3. English plantain, narrow-leaved plantain, ribgrass, ribwort, ripple-grass, buckthorn, Plantago lanceolatanoun

    an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions

Wiktionary

  1. buckthornnoun

    Any of several, often thorny shrubs or small trees of the genus Rhamnus, especially the common buckthorn or purging buckthorn; Rhamnus cathartica.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Buckthornnoun

    rhamnus, Lat. It hath a funnel-shaped flower, consisting of one leaf, divided toward the top into four or five segments; out of the flower-cup rises the pointal, which becomes a soft roundish berry, very full of juice, inclosing four hard seeds. The species are, Common purging buckthorn.2. Lesser purging buckthorn.3. Buckthorn, with long spines, and a white bark of Montpelier. The first of these trees is very common in hedges; the berries of which are used in medicine, particularly for making a syrup, which was formerly in great use; though, of late, other sorts of berries have either been mixed with those of the buckthorn, or wholly substituted in their place; which mixture hath spoiled the syrup, and rendered it less esteemed. The buckthorn berries may be distinguished whether they are right or not, by opening them, and observing the number of seeds in each; for these have commonly four. The second sort is less common in England. Both these sorts may be propagated, by laying down their tender branches in autumn. The first sort will grow to the height of eighteen or twenty feet; the second sort seldom rises above eight feet high. They may also be propagated by seeds. Philip Miller

    Etymology: supposed to be so called from bucc , Sax. the belly.

Wikipedia

  1. buckthorn

    Rhamnus is a genus of about 140 accepted species of shrubs or small trees, commonly known as buckthorns, in the family Rhamnaceae. Its species range from 1 to 10 m (3 to 33 ft) tall (rarely to 15 m, 50 ft) and are native mainly in east Asia and North America, but found throughout the temperate and subtropical Northern Hemisphere, and also more locally in the subtropical Southern Hemisphere in parts of Africa and South America. One species, the common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), is able to flourish as an invasive plant in parts of Canada and the U.S., where it has become naturalized.Both deciduous and evergreen species occur. The leaves are simple, 3 to 15 cm (1 to 6 in) long, and arranged alternately, in opposite pairs, or almost paired (subopposite). One distinctive character of many buckthorns is the way the veination curves upward towards the tip of the leaf. The plant bears fruits which are black or red berry-like drupes. The name is due to the woody spine on the end of each twig in many species. One species is known to have potential to be used medicinally.

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  1. buckthorn

    Buckthorn is a term commonly referring to two genus of shrubs and small trees namely Rhamnus and Frangula. They typically have glossy leaves and clusters of small, greenish flowers, followed by yellow or red to blackish fruits. Some species are commonly used in landscaping and are also known for their medicinal properties while others can be invasive or harmful to certain ecosystems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Buckthornnoun

    a genus (Rhamnus) of shrubs or trees. The shorter branches of some species terminate in long spines or thorns. See Rhamnus

Wikidata

  1. Buckthorn

    Rhamnus is a genus of about 150 species, which are shrubs or small trees, commonly known as buckthorns. It is part of the family Rhamnaceae. Its species range from 1–10 m tall and are native mainly in east Asia and North America, but found throughout the temperate and subtropical Northern Hemisphere, and also more locally in the subtropical Southern Hemisphere in parts of Africa and South America. Both deciduous and evergreen species occur. The leaves are simple, 3–15 cm long, and arranged either alternately or in opposite pairs. One distinctive character of many buckthorns is the way the veination curves upward towards the tip of the leaf. The plant bears fruits which are dark blue berries. The name is due to the woody spine on the end of each twig in many species.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckthorn in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of buckthorn in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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