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Definition 1: any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia - [noun denoting plant]

(buckthorn is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of buckthorn ) shrubby thorny deciduous tree of southeastern United States with white flowers and small black drupaceous fruit

(... is a kind of buckthorn ) deciduous tree of southeastern United States and Mexico

(... is a member of buckthorn) deciduous or evergreen American shrubs small trees having very hard wood and milky latex

Definition 2: a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments - [noun denoting plant]

(buckthorn is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of buckthorn ) shrubby tree of the Pacific coast of the United States; yields cascara sagrada

(... is a kind of buckthorn ) deciduous shrub of eastern and central United States having black berrylike fruit; golden-yellow in autumn

(... is a kind of buckthorn ) evergreen shrub of western United States bearing small red or black fruits

(... is a kind of buckthorn ) small tree common in Europe

(... is a kind of buckthorn ) small spiny evergreen shrub of western United States and Mexico with minute flowers and bright red berries

(buckthorn is a part of ...) fruit of various buckthorns yielding dyes or pigments

(... is a member of buckthorn) type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns

Definition 3: an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for buckthorn in the sense of this definition

(buckthorn is a kind of ...) any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally

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