Dictionary

privet

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
ADVERTISEMENT

Origin of PRIVET

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1542

Rhymes with PRIVET

PRIVET Defined for Kids

privet

noun priv·et \ˈpri-vət\

Definition of PRIVET for Kids

:  a shrub with small white flowers that is often used for hedges
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears