Matrimony vine
Matrimony Mat"ri*mo*ny, n. [OE. matrimoine, through Old French, fr. L. matrimonium, fr. mater mother. See {Mother}.] 1. The union of man and woman as husband and wife; the nuptial state; marriage; wedlock. [1913 Webster]

If either of you know any impediment, why ye may not be lawfully joined together in matrimony, ye do now confess it. --Book of Com. Prayer (Eng. Ed.) [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of game at cards played by several persons. [1913 Webster]

{Matrimony vine} (Bot.), a climbing thorny vine ({Lycium barbarum}) of the Potato family. --Gray. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Marriage; wedlock. See {Marriage}. [1913 Webster]


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  • matrimony vine — n. a shrub (genus Lycium) of the nightshade family, with small, pink flowers and reddish berries …   English World dictionary

  • matrimony-vine — dygliuotasis ožerškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lycium barbarum), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lycium barbarum; Lycium halimifolium; Lycium vulgare angl. Barbary… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • matrimony vine — noun any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Lycium with showy flowers and bright berries • Syn: ↑boxthorn • Hypernyms: ↑shrub, ↑bush • Hyponyms: ↑common matrimony vine, ↑Duke of Argyll s tea tree, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • matrimony-vine — ožerškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių (Solanaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Lycium). atitikmenys: lot. Lycium angl. box thorn; matrimony vine; wolfberry vok. Bocksdorn; Teufelszwirn rus. дереза; лиций lenk. kolcowój ryšiai: susijęs …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • matrimony vine — noun Date: circa 1818 a shrub or vine (genus Lycium) of the nightshade family with often showy flowers and usually red berries …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • matrimony vine — mat′rimony vine n. pln any plant belonging to the genus Lycium, of the nightshade family, species of which are cultivated for their foliage, flowers, and berries Also called boxthorn Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • matrimony vine — any plant belonging to the genus Lycium, of the nightshade family, species of which are cultivated for their foliage, flowers, and berries. Also called boxthorn. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • matrimony vine — /ˈmætrəməni vaɪn/ (say matruhmuhnee vuyn) noun any of the plants constituting the genus Lycium, species of which are cultivated for their foliage, flowers, and berries; boxthorn …   Australian English dictionary

  • Barbary matrimony-vine — dygliuotasis ožerškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lycium barbarum), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lycium barbarum; Lycium halimifolium; Lycium vulgare angl. Barbary… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • common matrimony-vine — dygliuotasis ožerškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Lycium barbarum), paplitęs rytų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lycium barbarum; Lycium halimifolium; Lycium vulgare angl. Barbary… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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