Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps

Noun: buckthorn family  'búk,thorn 'fa-mu-lee
  1. Trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value
    - Rhamnaceae, family Rhamnaceae

Derived forms: buckthorn families

Type of: dicot family, magnoliopsid family

Part of: order Rhamnales, Rhamnales

Encyclopedia: Buckthorn family