- belonging to the Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family of plants.
Compare buckthorn family.
Origin of rhamnaceous
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- of, relating to, or belonging to the Rhamnaceae, a widely distributed family of trees and shrubs having small inconspicuous flowers. The family includes the buckthorns
C19: from New Latin Rhamnaceae, from Greek rhamnos a thorn