noun Date: 1678 matrimony vine

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  • Boxthorn — African Boxthorn (Lycium ferocissimum) Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Boxthorn — Box thorn , n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus {Lycium}, esp. {Lycium barbarum}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boxthorn — [bäks′thôrn΄] n. MATRIMONY VINE …   English World dictionary

  • boxthorn — /boks thawrn /, n. See matrimony vine. [1670 80; BOX3 + THORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • boxthorn — noun Any plant of the genus Lycium. Syn: desert thorn, Christmas berry, wolfberry, matrimony vine, Duke of Argylls tea tree, goji …   Wiktionary

  • boxthorn — noun a thorny shrub bearing red berries, some kinds of which are used for hedging. [Genus Lycium: several species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • boxthorn — box•thorn [[t]ˈbɒksˌθɔrn[/t]] n. pln sc matrimony vine • Etymology: 1670–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • boxthorn — /ˈbɒksθɔn/ (say boksthawn) noun any of several plant species of the genus Lycium, of the family Solanaceae …   Australian English dictionary

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

  • African boxthorn — afrikinis ožerškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Lycium ferocissimum), paplitęs Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Lycium ferocissimum angl. African boxthorn šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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