privet

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English[edit]

privet Ligustrum sinense
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Etymology 1[edit]

Unknown origin, but possibly connected to prime.

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Noun[edit]

privet (plural privets)

  1. Any of various shrubs and small trees in the genus Ligustrum.
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, chapter 1, The Subtle Minotaur[1]:
      Slowly she turned round and faced towards a neat white bungalow, set some way back from the path behind a low hedge of golden privet. No light showed, but someone there was playing the piano. The strange elusiveness of the soft, insistent melody seemed to draw her forward.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Russian приве́т (privét, hello, hi)

Interjection[edit]

privet

  1. (Russia) hello, hi
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Verb[edit]

prīvet

  1. third-person singular present active subjunctive of prīvō