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barberry

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
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Origin of BARBERRY

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

barberry

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

Medical Definition of BARBERRY

1
:  any shrub of the genus Berberis
2
a :  an evergreen shrub of the genus Mahonia (especially M. aquifolium) b :  berberis 2
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