buckthorn family

buckthorn family

noun
the plant family Rhamnaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having alternate, simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a drupe or capsule, and including the buckthorn, cascara, and New Jersey tea.
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buckthorn family

noun
trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value [syn: Rhamnaceae
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