- any plant belonging to the genus Lycium, of the nightshade family, species of which are cultivated for their foliage, flowers, and berries.
Origin of matrimony vine
First recorded in 1810–20
Also called boxthorn.
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- any of various shrubs of the solanaceous genus Lycium, cultivated for their purple flowers and colourful berriesAlso called: boxthorn
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