buckthorn

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buck +‎ thorn (This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “from which etymology/'meaning group' of buck?”)

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buckthorn (plural buckthorns)

  1. Any of several, often thorny shrubs or small trees, especially
    1. the family Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family,
      1. especially genus Rhamnus,
        1. especially the common buckthorn or purging buckthorn; Rhamnus cathartica.
      2. also genus Frangula, especially Frangula alnus, the alder buckthorn.
    2. Hippophae (family Elaeagnaceae), the sea buckthorn.

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