noun \mə-ˈhō-nē-ə\

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


noun \mə-ˈhō-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MAHONIA

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
: any shrub of the genus Mahonia


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