Definition of ligustrum in English:


Syllabification: li·gus·trum
Pronunciation: /liˈgəstrəm


A plant of a genus that comprises the privets.
  • Genus Ligustrum, family Oleaceae
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  • 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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