Oregon grape

noun
Or·​e·​gon grape | \ ˈȯr-i-gən- How to pronounce Oregon grape (audio) , ˈär-, -ˌgän- \

Definition of Oregon grape

: an evergreen shrub (Mahonia aquifolium) of the barberry family that has yellow flowers, bears edible bluish-black berries, and is native to western North America

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First Known Use of Oregon grape

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Oregon grape

Oregon, state of the U.S.

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The first known use of Oregon grape was in 1851

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“Oregon grape.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oregon%20grape. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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Oregon grape

noun
Or·​e·​gon grape | \ ˌȯr-i-gən-, ˌär-, -ˌgän- How to pronounce Oregon grape (audio) \

Medical Definition of Oregon grape

: an evergreen shrub of the genus Mahonia (M. aquifolium) having a rhizome and roots from which various alkaloids (as berberine) are obtained

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