Definition of privet:
shrub (part of speech: noun)
- rose of sharon,
- poison sumac,
- pussy willow,
- "Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1905 to 1906", Lucy Maud Montgomery.
- "The Life of the Spider", J. Henri Fabre.
Commonly it is not so tall, is always well clipped and is so civil to strangers that one would wish to see its like on every street front, though he might prefer to find it not so invariably of the one sort of growth- a small, handsome privet, that is, which nevertheless fulfils its office with the perfection of a solid line of palace sentries.- "The Amateur Garden", George W. Cable.