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- noun A species of Rhamnus, or buckthorn, often planted in English gardens, Rhamnus Alaternus. See
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These relict forests include many Tertiary relict species such as Laurus nobilis, Arbutus unedo, Rhamnus alaternus, as well as several fern species, such as Woodwardia radicans, Culcita macrocarpa, and Stennograma pozoi.
Evergreen trees, mainly holm oak (Quercus ilex) and Aleppo pine (Pinus halepensis), and maquis shrubs (Pistacia terebinthus, Rhamnus alaternus, Phillyrea latifolia, Arbutus unedo) become predominant at the lower altitudes near the coast.
The leaf of this last shrub bespeaks it to be of the alaternus family.
The Westover Manuscripts: Containing the History of the Dividing Line Betwixt Virginia and North Carolina; A Journey to the Land of Eden, A. D. 1733; and A Progress to the Mines. Written from 1728 to 1736, and Now First Published
I recommend the removal of the rather solid-looking shy-to-flower green grasses that Andrew now regrets planting, to be replaced with a weeping, non-invasive bamboo (Fargesia murielae) and, since the Stanleys love variegated plants, a tall slender variegated evergreen, Italian buckthorn (Rhamnus alaternus 'Argenteovariegata').
We deserve something more polysyllabic, like the Rhamnus alaternus Argenteovariegata.
I drank; and suddenly sprang forth before me many groves and palaces and gardens, and their statues and their avenues, and their labyrinths of alaternus and bay, and alcoves of citron, and watchful loopholes in the retirements of impenetrable pomegranate.
They are (both _alaternus_, and this) raised of the seeds, (though those of the _philyrea_ will be long under ground) and being transplanted for _espalier_ hedges, or standards, are to be governed by the shears, as oft as there is occasion: The _alaternus_ will be up in a month or two after it is sown: I was wont to wash them out of the berry, and drying them a little in a cloath, commit them to the nursery-bed.
The _alaternus_, which we have lately receiv’d from the hottest parts of Languedoc, (and that is equal with the heat of almost any country in