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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various often thorny shrubs of the genus Lycium, some species of which are cultivated for their purplish flowers and brightly colored berries. Also called boxthorn.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a climbing thorny vine (Lycium barbarum) of the Potato family.

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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