buckthorn family


noun

the plant family Rhamnaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having alternate, simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a drupe or capsule, and including the buckthorn, cascara, and New Jersey tea.

Nearby words

  1. buckskin,
  2. buckskins,
  3. buckstay,
  4. bucktail,
  5. buckthorn,
  6. bucktooth,
  7. buckwheat,
  8. buckwheat cake,
  9. buckwheat coal,
  10. buckwheat family

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