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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Any of various Old World shrubs having smooth entire leaves and terminal panicles of small white flowers followed by small black berries.

Usage examples (39)
  • Much softer than the privet, which is so hard it should be used to build houses.
  • Few animals eat privet, which is one of the reasons the plant has been able to proliferate the South.
  • The solution to the high maintenence of the privet was a row of arborvitae behind and C. pisifera ‘Gold Mops’ in front of the large existing hedge.
  • Oh ya the President of the USA attacking a "privet" American citizen. for more
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