buckthorn family

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Noun1.buckthorn family - trees and shrubs usually thorny bearing drupaceous fruit many having medicinal value
dicot family, magnoliopsid family - family of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
order Rhamnales, Rhamnales - an order of dicotyledonous plants
genus Rhamnus, Rhamnus - type genus of the Rhamnaceae: buckthorns
Colubrina, genus Colubrina - mostly tropical American shrubs or small trees with small yellowish flowers and yellow or red fruits
genus Ziziphus, Ziziphus - spiny chiefly tropical American and Asiatic shrubs: jujubes
genus Paliurus, Paliurus - thorny Eurasian shrubs
genus Pomaderris, Pomaderris - a genus of Australasian shrubs and trees
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Googlinga runner Rhamnus 5.20 Newmarket ThesiteofRhamnus39km north-east of Athensand12.4km north-north-eastofMarathonwas strategicallyimportantenough to haveafortifiedacropolisabovetwo smallharboursintheearlyfifth centuryBC.Thesitewasknownin antiquityforitssanctuaryofNemesis, dedicatedtothegoddessof revenge, andthemostimportantonein ancientGreece.Rhamnusisalsoa plant of the buckthorn family, a mountaininAntarcticaanda main-beltasteroid.
The flower heads may be reminiscent of lilac, but in fact ceanothus are members of the buckthorn family.
Also commonly found in back-to-basics-type magazines is information on identifying and preparing teas such as Labrador Tea from the Heath family, and New Jersey Tea from the Buckthorn family, as they most closely approximate, in taste, the store bought oriental varieties we are all used to.