matrimony vine

matrimony vine

noun
any plant belonging to the genus Lycium, of the nightshade family, species of which are cultivated for their foliage, flowers, and berries.
Also called boxthorn.


Origin:
1810–20

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matrimony vine
 
n
Also called: boxthorn any of various shrubs of the solanaceous genus Lycium, cultivated for their purple flowers and colourful berries

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