• WordNet 3.6
    • n buckthorn an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
    • n buckthorn any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
    • n buckthorn a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Buckthorn (Bot) A genus (Rhamnus) of shrubs or trees. The shorter branches of some species terminate in long spines or thorns. See Rhamnus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buckthorn The popular name of species of Rhamnus (which see). The common buckthorn is R. catharticus; the dyer's-buckthorn, R. infectorius; the alder-buckthorn, R. Frangula, or in the United States R. Caroliniana; and the Siberian buckthorn, or redwood, R. erythroxylon.
    • n buckthorn A local English name of the haddock: chiefly applied to dried haddock.
    • n buckthorn In the southern United States any species of the genus Bumelia, particularly B. lycioides. The tough buckthorn is B. tenax, and the wooly buckthorn of the coast region is B. lanuginosa. Both of these are also called black-haw and ironwood.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Buckthorn a genus of shrubs, the berry of which supplies the sap-green used by painters
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. buc, bucca; Dut. bok, Ger. bock, a he-goat.


In literature:

I gave him a dose of syrup of buckthorn, and put him on a diet of pot-liquor and vegetables till further orders.
"The Moonstone" by Wilkie Collins
The roar of the stream fills up the morning and evening intervals, and at night the deer feed in the buckthorn thickets.
"The Land of Little Rain" by Mary Austin
It was more beautiful than the others; it was a buckthorn tree, but the old man did not know it.
"In Midsummer Days and Other Tales" by August Strindberg
Buckthorn Valley held many dear recollections to the movers.
"McClure's Magazine December, 1895" by Edited by Ida M. Tarbell
H. Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) flowers in May.
"Gardening for the Million" by Alfred Pink
Iron wire grows faster than hawthorn or buckthorn.
"A Walk from London to John O'Groat's" by Elihu Burritt
Buckthorn bushes grew close by.
"The She Boss" by Arthur Preston Hankins
Two pieces of "Buckthorn" (modified), patented by T. V. Allis of New York, New York, in 1881; Patent 244,726.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
Bees reveled in the honeyed wealth of the buckthorn, and chanted their content in drowsy monotony.
"Stories of the Foot-hills" by Margaret Collier Graham
The boughs of Sea Buckthorn are loaded with orange berries.
"Trees and Shrubs for English Gardens" by Ernest Thomas Cook

In news:

The Beauty World Plucks the Sea Buckthorn Berry.
The City of Minneapolis is considering an unusual weapon in the the war against buckthorn .
Minneapolis Considers Using Goats in War Against Buckthorn .
The Minneapolis Park Board is thinking about using a herd of goats to keep grass trimmed and invasive species like buckthorn at bay.
Minneapolis' latest weapon in war on buckthorn .
To halt the spread of buckthorn , trees with berries need to be removed.
There is a generous amount of private land with woods that have buckthorn .
Onamia resident Barb Eller has been experimenting with Buckthorn control using hogs instead of herbicides.
Buckthorn is a non-native, invasive shrub that destroys wildlife habitat, replaces native vegetation and creates an impenetrable understory in the forest.
An invasive species called common buckthorn is spreading around the Howard Lake and Dutch Lake areas.
European buckthorn is a bush-like tree brought to the United States from Europe.
What is Buckthorn Berry Oil.
Sea buckthorn (Hippophae rhamnoides) is but one of these astonishing discoveries especially for the beauty and wellness realms.
The Beauty World Plucks the Sea Buckthorn Berry .
The greenery, mostly sea buckthorn along the water's edge, was covered with dragonflies hanging motionless from the foliage.