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sea buckthorn

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a thorny Eurasian shrub, Hippophaë rhamnoides, growing on sea coasts and having silvery leaves and orange fruits: family Elaeagnaceae
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(Hippophae rhamnoides, family Elaeagnaceae), willowlike shrub growing to about 2.5 m (about 8 feet) high with narrow leaves that are silvery on the underside and globose, orange-yellow fruits about 8 mm (13 inch) in diameter. It is common on sand dunes along the eastern and southeastern coasts of Great Britain and is widely distributed in the mountains of Europe and Asia. The sea buckthorn is often cultivated as an ornamental for its fruits and foliage

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