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1. buckthorn

noun. ['ˈbʌkˌθɔrn'] an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions.

Synonyms

  • ribgrass
  • Plantago lanceolata
  • narrow-leaved plantain
  • ribwort
  • ripple-grass
  • plantain

Antonyms

  • superior

Etymology

  • buck (English)
  • buc (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • thorn (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Buckthorn

  • bighorn
  • bluhdorn
  • buckhorn
  • bullhorn
  • cyberporn
  • dearborn
  • einhorn
  • elkhorn
  • glyndebourne
  • hartshorn
  • hawthorn
  • hegadorn
  • hirshhorn
  • hirshhorn
  • inborn
  • jetborne
  • kilborne
  • layborne
  • longhorn
  • mclawhorn

Example sentences of the word buckthorn


1. Noun, singular or mass
Cut the buckthorn at the base with a saw if it is more than 2 inches in diameter.

2. Adjective
Take softwood cuttings that are approximately 6 to 8 inches in length from a buckthorn tree.

3. Verb, past participle
To kill buckthorn without harming nearby grass, spray with Triclopyr.

2. buckthorn

noun. ['ˈbʌkˌθɔrn'] a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments.

Synonyms

  • shrub
  • yellow berry
  • Rhamnus californicus
  • redberry
  • genus Rhamnus
  • chittimwood
  • bearwood
  • buckthorn berry
  • bush
  • cascara buckthorn
  • bearberry
  • Rhamnus croceus
  • red-berry
  • alder buckthorn
  • chittamwood
  • Rhamnus purshianus
  • California coffee
  • Rhamnus
  • California buckthorn
  • Rhamnus frangula
  • Carolina buckthorn
  • coffeeberry
  • indian cherry
  • Rhamnus carolinianus

Etymology

  • buck (English)
  • buc (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • thorn (English)

3. buckthorn

noun. ['ˈbʌkˌθɔrn'] any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia.

Synonyms

  • southern buckthorn
  • shittim
  • chittimwood
  • mock orange
  • Bumelia
  • shrub
  • shittimwood
  • Bumelia lanuginosa
  • false buckthorn
  • bush
  • Bumelia lycioides
  • genus Bumelia
  • chittamwood

Etymology

  • buck (English)
  • buc (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • thorn (English)
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