buckthorn buckthorn  /ˈbək ˌθɔrn/


  1. (n) a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
  2. (n) any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
  3. (n) an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions


  1. When Lev Glazman, CEO of Boston-based Fresh cosmetics, was growing up in Russia, sea buckthorn berry oil was a popular home remedy his mother applied to scrapes and burns.
  2. One day Reagan brushed against the native buckthorn bush, and its berries rubbed off on him.
  3. She can also slash through the window boxes and buckthorn hedges and expose the peckernecks who have moved to town and put on pretensions.


  • Anoka County buckthorn hauled off to be fuel

    Another 26 semitrailer truckloads of invasive buckthorn were hauled away from the Anoka Nature Preserve last week. Much of that shredded vegetation will be converted into bioenergy.
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

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