from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See matrimony vine.
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- n. Any plant of the genus Lycium.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of the genus Lycium, esp. Lycium barbarum.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Lycium with showy flowers and bright berries
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Small, brightly-colored fruits such as hackberry and boxthorn are offered as food for birds that swallow them whole.
Animal-dispersed fruits of boxthorn, Lycium exsertum.
The name Buckthorn is from the German _buxdorn_, boxthorn, hartshorn.
Palestine and Syria, but Arabic writers hold that the various kinds of Lycium or boxthorn are meant.
My contribution was a bowl of spinach with boxthorn (kei chi).
According to Wikipedia, "Wolfberry - commercially called goji berry - is the common name for the fruit of two very closely related species: Lycium barbarum (Chinese: pinyin: Níngxià guq) and L. chinense (Chinese: pinyin: guq), two species of boxthorn in the family Solanaceae (which also includes the potato, tomato, eggplant, deadly nightshade, chili pepper, and tobacco).
(mushrooms were used for the Tzai Choy), some soaked kei chi (boxthorn/lycium/Chinese wolfberry) and reserve the water, and a bunch of blanched broccoli to line the plate.
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