Privet


Privet
Privet 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}. [1913 Webster]

{Egyptian privet}. See {Lawsonia}.

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

{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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (Ligustrum vulgare)