false buckthorn

noun

: a spiny tree (Bumelia lanuginosa) of the southern U.S. having oblong to obovate leaves with the undersurface dull and woolly, small greenish white flowers followed by dark globular fruits, and very hard tough wood

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“False buckthorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/false%20buckthorn. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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