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- n. Plural form of buckthorn.
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You may have seen notices about people working to remove buckthorns - North Park Village Nature Center does this regularly.
American buckthorns are: _Rhamnus purshiana_ or _Cascara sagrada_, of the
Among the pines grew many oaks, buckthorns, tall manzañitas and the like.
Up in the street it has the effect of being done consciously; the buckthorns lean to each other and the drift to them, the little birds run in and out of their appointed ways with the greatest cheerfulness.
Giant thistles, growing to the height of a man on horseback, frequently spread over regions once rich and fruitful, as they do on the pampas of South America; and many of the most interesting historic spats and ruins are rendered almost inaccessible by thickets of fiercely-armed buckthorns.
The oaks and the buckthorns were (gradually) thinned,
The young chef himself is given to plucking tart sea buckthorns from the beach, and pulling up ramps from the forest floor outside of Copenhagen.