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Origin of privet
Words nearby privet
Example sentences from the Web for privet
His gray hackles stiffened and his thick-set eyebrows bristled outward like bits of frosted privet.The Escape of Mr. Trimm|Irvin S. Cobb
As the strains died away and the couples moved off among the privet-lined paths, I went slowly down the terrace.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
Then a little branch of privet comes and touches M. Flammarion's hand, apparently arriving from somewhere near the window.Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
The copper beech, the high privet hedge and the willows beyond it, shut out both light and air.
She made a charming picture as she walked slowly the length of the privet hedge and then turned towards the copper beech again.
British Dictionary definitions for privet
- any oleaceous shrub of the genus Ligustrum, esp L. vulgare or L. ovalifolium, having oval dark green leaves, white flowers, and purplish-black berries
- (as modifier)a privet hedge