from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several shrubs of the genus Ligustrum, especially L. vulgare or L. ovalifolium, having opposite leaves and clusters of white flowers and widely used for hedges.
- n. Any of several similar or related plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of various shrubs and small trees in the genus Ligustrum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An ornamental European shrub (Ligustrum vulgare), much used in hedges; -- called also prim.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shrub, Ligustrum vulgare, of the northern Old World, planted and somewhat naturalized in North America; the common or garden privet. The name extends also to the other members of the genus.
- n. In the southern United States, a small oleaceous tree of wet grounds, Forestiera acuminata.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries; many used for hedges
Much softer than the privet, which is so hard it should be used to build houses.
The solution to the high maintenence of the privet was a row of arborvitae behind and C. pisifera ‘Gold Mops’ in front of the large existing hedge.
Commonly it is not so tall, is always well clipped and is so civil to strangers that one would wish to see its like on every street front, though he might prefer to find it not so invariably of the one sort of growth -- a small, handsome privet, that is, which nevertheless fulfils its office with the perfection of a solid line of palace sentries.
Few animals eat privet, which is one of the reasons the plant has been able to proliferate the South.
It is known to botanists by the name Lawsonia alba or inermis, a kind of privet, which grows 6 or 8 feet high.
Student activities from planting perennials to removing invasive plants such as privet and English ivy were under the direction of John Bodiford, senior horticulturalist at the garden.
Invasive plants, such as privet, will be removed and a pervious walkway will be installed.
Whatever the "privet" CO. contract was in 2007 irrelevant once AIG was bailed out.
Oh ya the President of the USA attacking a "privet" American citizen.
# Davidon 26 Mar 2009 at 1: 00 pm that wat i was thinking so im gonn give her privet tutoer instead of class