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privet

  

      n  
a    any oleaceous shrub of the genus Ligustrum, esp. L. vulgare, having oval dark green leaves, white flowers, and purplish-black berries  
b    (as modifier)  
a privet hedge     
     (C16: of unknown origin)  


privet hawk  
      n   a hawk moth, Sphinx ligustri, with a mauve-and-brown striped body: frequents privets  
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