Egyptian privet
Privet Priv"et, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim-print, primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut and trimmed. See, {Prim}, a., and cf. {Prime} to prune, {Prim}, n., {Prie}, n.] (Bot.) An ornamental European shrub ({Ligustrum vulgare}), much used in hedges; -- called also {prim}. [1913 Webster]

{Egyptian privet}. See {Lawsonia}.

{Evergreen privet}, a plant of the genus {Rhamnus}. See {Alatern}.

{Mock privet}, any one of several evergreen shrubs of the genus {Phillyrea}. They are from the Mediterranean region, and have been much cultivated for hedges and for fancifully clipped shrubberies. [1913 Webster]


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  • Egyptian privet — Lawsonia Law*so ni*a, n. (Bot.) An Asiatic and North African shrub ({Lawsonia inermis}), with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. {Henna} is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called {Egyptian privet}, and in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Egyptian privet — heninė lausonija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Lawsonia inermis angl. Cyprus shrub; Egyptian privet; henna; mignonette tree vok. Alhenna; Hennastrauch rus. лавсония безостая; лавсония неколючая; хенна lenk. hennowy krzew; lawsonia… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • egyptian privet — noun Usage: usually capitalized E : henna 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Privet — Priv et, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim print, primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut and trimmed. See, {Prim}, a., and cf. {Prime} to prune, {Prim}, n., {Prie}, n.] (Bot.) An ornamental European shrub ({Ligustrum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Evergreen privet — Privet Priv et, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim print, primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut and trimmed. See, {Prim}, a., and cf. {Prime} to prune, {Prim}, n., {Prie}, n.] (Bot.) An ornamental European shrub ({Ligustrum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mock privet — Privet Priv et, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim print, primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut and trimmed. See, {Prim}, a., and cf. {Prime} to prune, {Prim}, n., {Prie}, n.] (Bot.) An ornamental European shrub ({Ligustrum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ligustrum vulgare — Privet Priv et, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim print, primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut and trimmed. See, {Prim}, a., and cf. {Prime} to prune, {Prim}, n., {Prie}, n.] (Bot.) An ornamental European shrub ({Ligustrum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prim — Privet Priv et, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim print, primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut and trimmed. See, {Prim}, a., and cf. {Prime} to prune, {Prim}, n., {Prie}, n.] (Bot.) An ornamental European shrub ({Ligustrum… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Henna — Lawsonia Law*so ni*a, n. (Bot.) An Asiatic and North African shrub ({Lawsonia inermis}), with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. {Henna} is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called {Egyptian privet}, and in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jamaica mignonette — Lawsonia Law*so ni*a, n. (Bot.) An Asiatic and North African shrub ({Lawsonia inermis}), with smooth oval leaves, and fragrant white flowers. {Henna} is prepared from the leaves and twigs. In England the shrub is called {Egyptian privet}, and in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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