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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Also called boxthorn.
Origin of matrimony vine
First recorded in 1810–20
Words nearby matrimony vine
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British Dictionary definitions for matrimony vine
any of various shrubs of the solanaceous genus Lycium, cultivated for their purple flowers and colourful berriesAlso called: boxthorn
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