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NOUN (1)

1. deciduous erect or spreading shrub with spiny branches and violet-purple flowers followed by orange-red berries; southeastern Europe to China;
[syn: common matrimony vine, Duke of Argyll's tea tree, Lycium barbarum, Lycium halimifolium]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Lycine \Lyc"ine\, n. (Chem.) A weak base identical with betaine; -- so called because found in the boxthorn (Lycium barbarum). See Betaine. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Box \Box\ (b[o^]ks), n. [As. box, L. buxus, fr. Gr. ?. See Box a case.] (Bot.) A tree or shrub, flourishing in different parts of the world. The common box (Buxus sempervirens) has two varieties, one of which, the dwarf box (Buxus suffruticosa), is much used for borders in gardens. The wood of the tree varieties, being very hard and smooth, is extensively used in the arts, as by turners, engravers, mathematical instrument makers, etc. [1913 Webster] Box elder, the ash-leaved maple (Negundo aceroides), of North America. Box holly, the butcher's broom (Russus aculeatus). Box thorn, a shrub (Lycium barbarum). Box tree, the tree variety of the common box. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boxthorn \Box"thorn`\, n. (Bot.) A plant of the genus Lycium, esp. Lycium barbarum. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Lycium barbarum n 1: deciduous erect or spreading shrub with spiny branches and violet-purple flowers followed by orange-red berries; southeastern Europe to China [syn: common matrimony vine, Duke of Argyll's tea tree, Lycium barbarum, Lycium halimifolium]