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.
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How to use matrimony vine in a sentence
The familiar matrimony vine of old-fashioned gardens belongs to this genus.Field Book of Western Wild Flowers | Margaret Armstrong
This matrimony vine is one of the many creeping, climbing things that have wandered away from houses.Old-Time Gardens | Alice Morse Earle
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
British Dictionary definitions for matrimony vine
any of various shrubs of the solanaceous genus Lycium, cultivated for their purple flowers and colourful berries: Also called: boxthorn
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