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matrimony vine

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noun

any plant belonging to the genus Lycium, of the nightshade family, species of which are cultivated for their foliage, flowers, and berries.

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Origin of matrimony vine

First recorded in 1810–20
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matrimony vine

noun

any of various shrubs of the solanaceous genus Lycium, cultivated for their purple flowers and colourful berriesAlso called: boxthorn
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