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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Genus of Old World shrubs: privet.

Usage examples (18)
  • Faintly, the musky scent of ligustrum drifted on the air, though where that hedge-climbing vine grew with its frothing flowers, he could not imagine.
  • Herbs that specifically activate T cells are American ginseng, Chinese astragalus root, ganoderma or reishi mushroom, shitake mushroom, Chinese atractylodes alba,...
  • Behind the hedges of hibiscus and ligustrum central air units whirred in the night, bluish flickers bounced around living room interiors, and the eastern seaboard of the...
  • A small garden grew on each side of the gangway, hemmed in by low ligustrum hedges and consisting of miniature rock gardens, the dislodged cobblestones piled up and... for more
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