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Meaning of California privet

Cal'ifor'nia priv'et

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a privet, Ligustrum ovalifolium, of the olive family, native to Japan, having glossy, oval leaves and long clusters of white flowers, widely used for hedges in the U.S.
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