Lycium

noun

Lyci·​um
ˈlis(h)ēəm
: a genus of shrubs or trees (family Solanaceae) having simple leaves and tubular campanulate flowers see matrimony vine

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek lykion, a thorn from Lycia, from neuter of Lykios Lycian

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“Lycium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lycium. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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