Definition of ligustrum in English:

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Pronunciation: /ləˈɡəstrəm/


A plant of a genus that comprises the privets.
  • Genus Ligustrum, family Oleaceae.
Example sentences
  • Here is another example of ligustrums growing heavily where a sapling is attempting to survive.
  • One of the most common mistakes is planting immature ligustrums and other large shrubs too close together.
  • The chain link was hidden by a nice thick row of ligustrums and green privacy material.


Mid 17th century: from Latin.

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Syllabification: li·gus·trum

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