Japanese barberry

noun

Definition of Japanese barberry

: a compact ornamental Japanese shrub (Berberis thunbergii) that has simple spines, entire oblong or spatulate leaves, yellowish flowers either solitary or in small umbels, and bright red persistent berries and that is widespread in cultivation especially for hedges — compare common barberry

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“Japanese barberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Japanese%20barberry. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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