Oregon grape


Or·e·gon grape

noun \ˈr-i-gən-, ˈär-, -ˌgän-\

Definition of OREGON GRAPE

:  an evergreen shrub (Mahonia aquifolium) of the barberry family that has yellow flowers, bears edible bluish-black berries, and is native to western North America

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Origin of OREGON GRAPE

Oregon, state of the United States
First Known Use: circa 1857

Or·e·gon grape

noun \ˌr-i-gən-, ˌär-, -ˌgän-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of OREGON GRAPE

: an evergreen shrub of the genus Mahonia (M. aquifolium) having a rhizome and roots from which various alkaloids (as berberine) are obtained

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