Definitions for: Rhamnus


[n] type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns



Webster (1913) Definition: Rham"nus, n. [NL., from Gr. "ra`mnos a kind of prickly
shrub; cf. L. rhamnos.] (Bot.)
A genus of shrubs and small trees; buckthorn. The California
Rhamnus Purshianus and the European R. catharticus are
used in medicine. The latter is used for hedges.

Synonyms: genus Rhamnus

See Also: buckthorn, buckthorn family, dicot genus, family Rhamnaceae, magnoliopsid genus, Rhamnaceae

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