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buck'thorn fam"ily




the plant family Rhamnaceae, characterized by shrubs and trees having alternate, simple leaves, clusters of small flowers, and fruit in the form of a drupe or capsule, and including the buckthorn, cascara, and New Jersey tea.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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