Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: buckthorn
IPA transcription: [b'ʌkθ,ɔɹn]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: English_plantain, narrow-leaved_plantain, ribgrass, ribwort, ripple-grass, buckthorn, Plantago_lanceolata
    Meaning: an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
  • Synonyms: buckthorn
    Meaning: any shrub or small tree of the genus Bumelia
  • Synonyms: buckthorn
    Meaning: a shrub or shrubby tree of the genus Rhamnus; fruits are source of yellow dyes or pigments
Usage examples
  • Nothing like castor oil for purgation; half the quantity of syrup of buckthorn, if necessary, may be added.
  • If there is no diarrhoea, but constipation, a small dose of castor oil or syrup of buckthorn should be given.