noun bar·ber·ry \ˈbär-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of BARBERRY

:  any of a genus (Berberis of the family Berberidaceae, the barberry family) of shrubs usually having spines, usually yellow flowers, and oblong red or blackish berries

Origin of BARBERRY

Middle English berberie, from Medieval Latin berberis, from Arabic barbārīs
First Known Use: 14th century
Medical Dictionary


noun bar·ber·ry \ˈbär-ˌber-ē, British often & US sometimes -b(ə-)rē\
plural bar·ber·ries

Medical Definition of BARBERRY

:  any shrub of the genus Berberis
a :  an evergreen shrub of the genus Mahonia (especially M. aquifolium) b :  berberis 2
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