matrimony vine


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Related to matrimony vine: Lycium barbarum

matrimony vine

n.
Any of various thorny shrubs of the genus Lycium of the nightshade family, often having brightly colored berries. Also called boxthorn.
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matrimony vine

n
(Plants) any of various shrubs of the solanaceous genus Lycium, cultivated for their purple flowers and colourful berries. Also called: boxthorn
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mat′rimony vine`


n.
any plant belonging to the genus Lycium, of the nightshade family, species of which are cultivated for their foliage, flowers, and berries.
Also called boxthorn.
[1810–20]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matrimony vine - any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Lycium with showy flowers and bright berriesmatrimony vine - any of various shrubs or vines of the genus Lycium with showy flowers and bright berries
genus Lycium, Lycium - deciduous and evergreen shrubs often spiny; cosmopolitan in temperate and subtropical regions
common matrimony vine, Duke of Argyll's tea tree, Lycium barbarum, Lycium halimifolium - deciduous erect or spreading shrub with spiny branches and violet-purple flowers followed by orange-red berries; southeastern Europe to China
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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One type, grown mainly in China, is the Lycium Chinense, often referred to as Chinese wolfberry, matrimony vine, or Chinese boxthorn.
Another tea contains Chines matrimony vine, a leafy plant whose carotene-rich red berries are good for their eyes.
Bitter matrimony vine should also be used sparingly; it's best in soups