American barberry


Definition of American barberry

: a shrub (Berberis canadensis) of the southeastern U.S. with brown branches and flowers in short umbelliform clusters

called also Allegheny barberry

First Known Use of American barberry

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“American barberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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