African boxthorn


Definition of African boxthorn

: a tall shrub (Lycium tetrandrum) with spiny branchlets, rather thick leaves, and orange-red berries

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First Known Use of African boxthorn

circa 1764, in the meaning defined above

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“African boxthorn.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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