Darwin barberry

noun

Dar·​win barberry ˈdär-wən- How to pronounce Darwin barberry (audio)
: a half-evergreen or evergreen shrub (Berberis darwinii) native to South America but much grown in England that has entire spiny-toothed leaves and orange-yellow flowers in long racemes succeeded by dark purple berries

Word History

Etymology

after Charles R. Darwin †1882 English naturalist

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“Darwin barberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Darwin%20barberry. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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