American barberry

noun

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

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First Known Use of American barberry

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“American barberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20barberry. Accessed 28 Jul. 2021.

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