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Meaning of PRIVET

Pronunciation:  'privit

WordNet Dictionary
[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

PRIVET is a 6 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: Amur privet, bush, California privet, Chinese privet, common privet, genus Ligustrum, ibolium privet, ibota privet, Japanese privet, Ligustrum, Ligustrum amurense, Ligustrum ibolium, Ligustrum japonicum, Ligustrum lucidum, Ligustrum obtusifolium, Ligustrum ovalifolium, Ligustrum vulgare, shrub, white wax tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Priv"et\, n. [Cf. Scot. privie, Prov. E. prim-print,
primwort. Prob. for primet, and perh. named from being cut
and trimmed. See, {Prim}, a., and cf. {Prime} to prune,
{Prim}, n., {Prie}, n.] (Bot.)
An ornamental European shrub ({Ligustrum vulgare}), much used
in hedges; -- called also {prim}.

{Egyptian privet}. See {Lawsonia}.

{Evergreen privet}, a plant of the genus {Rhamnus}. See

{Mock privet}, any one of several evergreen shrubs of the
   genus {Phillyrea}. They are from the Mediterranean region,
   and have been much cultivated for hedges and for
   fancifully clipped shrubberies.