Definition of privet noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

privet

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈprɪvɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈprɪvɪt//
 
[uncountable]
 
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a bush with small dark green leaves that remain on the bush and stay green all year, often used for garden hedges a privet hedge Word Origin mid 16th cent.: of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: privet