regel's privet

re·​gel's privet | \ ˈrāgəlz- \
variants: or regel privet

Definition of regel's privet

: a deciduous Asiatic shrub (Ligustrum obtusifolium regehanum) with horizontally spreading branches and pubescent branchlets and leaves that is used as a hedge plant and is notably tolerant of shade and soil

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History and Etymology for regel's privet

probably after Edward August von Regel †1892 German botanist in Russia

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“Regel's privet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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