noun priv·et \ˈpri-vət\

: a bush with green leaves that is often used for hedges

Full Definition of PRIVET

:  a Eurasian deciduous shrub (Ligustrum vulgare) of the olive family with semievergreen leaves and small white flowers that is widely used for hedges; broadly :  any of various shrubs of the same genus

Origin of PRIVET

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1542

Rhymes with PRIVET

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