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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