Rhamnus, ram′nus, n. a genus of polypetalous shrubs and trees, including the buckthorn.
buckthorn was a century ago much used for hedges and arches.
Bees reveled in the honeyed wealth of the buckthorn, and chanted their content in drowsy monotony.
The buckthorn, for example, was just coming out; and the dogwood, and the mountain laurel.
It was more beautiful than the others; it was a buckthorn tree, but the old man did not know it.
Flower of a buckthorn showing a conspicuous perigynous disk.
"She's too stylish to be good for much," being the excellent Mrs. buckthorn's severe corollary.
Our two native species of buckthorn are shrubs of from five to ten feet in height.
Zizyphus is a member of the natural order Rhamnaceae to which belongs the British buckthorn.
I gave him a dose of syrup of buckthorn, and put him on a diet of pot-liquor and vegetables till further orders.