privet

noun priv·et \ ˈpri-vət \

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

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PRIVET Defined for English Language Learners

privet

noun

Definition of privet for English Language Learners

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


PRIVET Defined for Kids

privet

noun priv·et \ ˈpri-vət \

Definition of privet for Students

:a shrub with small white flowers that is often used for hedges

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