southern buckthorn

noun

Definition of southern buckthorn

: a shrub or small tree (Bumelia lycioides) of the southeastern U.S. with milky sap, smooth or silky oblong to narrowly obovate leaves, dense clusters of small white flowers followed by dark ovoid fruits, and very tough hard wood

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“Southern buckthorn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southern%20buckthorn. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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