Unknown origin, but possibly connected to prime.
privet (plural privets)
- Any of various shrubs and small trees in the genus Ligustrum.
1954, Alexander Alderson, chapter 1, in The Subtle Minotaur:
- 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.
Any of various shrubs and small trees in the genus Ligustrum
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