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matrimony vine

noun
1.
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.
Origin of matrimony vine
1810-1820
First recorded in 1810-20
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  • To me, the matrimony vine is ever a plant of interest, and it may be very beautiful, if cared for.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
  • This matrimony vine is one of the many creeping, climbing things that have wandered away from houses.

    Old-Time Gardens Alice Morse Earle
British Dictionary definitions for matrimony vine

matrimony vine

noun
1.
any of various shrubs of the solanaceous genus Lycium, cultivated for their purple flowers and colourful berries Also called boxthorn
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