Definition of alder buckthorn in English:

alder buckthorn


  • A deciduous Eurasian shrub which bears glossy leaves and black berries.

    Frangula alnus (or Rhamnus frangula), family Rhamnaceae

    • ‘Botanical Source. - The alder buckthorn is a smooth shrub growing to the height of from 10 to 15 feet.’
    • ‘If you have any doubts about how the alder buckthorn you plan to use has been aged, do not use it.’
    • ‘The bark of alder buckthorn is removed, cut into small pieces, and dried for one year before being used medicinally.’
    • ‘Chestnut trees, birch trees, holly bushes and alder buckthorns in oligotrophic oak groves.’
    • ‘The source of dried buckthorn bark, the alder buckthorn, is a shrub native to Europe and western parts of Asia.’