buckthorn Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
noun any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
noun an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
narrow-leaved plantain; English plantain; ribwort; ripple-grass; Plantago lanceolata; ribgrass.
(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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