Oregon grape

noun
Or·e·gon grape | \ˈȯr-i-gən-, 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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Oregon grape

noun
Or·e·gon grape | \ˌȯr-i-gən-, ˌär-, -ˌgän- \

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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