Definition of mahonia
: any of a genus (Mahonia) of American and Asian shrubs (as the Oregon grape) of the barberry family
Origin of mahonia
New Latin, from Bernard McMahon †1816 American botanist
First Known Use: 1818
Medical Definition of mahonia
1 capitalized : a genus of North American and Asian shrubs (family Berberidaceae) that have unarmed branches and pinnate leaves and are sometimes included in the genus Berberis
2: any shrub of the genus Mahonia
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