American barberry

noun

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

called also Allegheny barberry

Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of American barberry was in 1824

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“American barberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/American%20barberry. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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