privet

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noun priv·et \ˈpri-vət\

Definition of privet

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of privet

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1542


PRIVET Defined for English Language Learners

privet

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noun priv·et \ˈpri-vət\

Definition of privet for English Language Learners

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


PRIVET Defined for Kids

privet

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noun priv·et \ˈpri-vət\

Definition of privet for Students

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


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