Definition of barberry
: any of a genus (Berberis of the family Berberidaceae, the barberry family) of shrubs usually having spines, usually yellow flowers, and oblong red or blackish berries
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Brand believes his sterile barberry will be the first one to make it to market.
Three other sterile barberry varieties that are being grown by wholesalers for later sale are a super compact cultivar with yellow foliage, and two compact shrubs, one with yellow and the other with green foliage.
UConn horticulture professor Mark Brand devoted 15 years to creating a seedless, and therefore sterile, version of barberry.
Depending on your family’s traditions, zereshk, dried barberries that are quite sour, and walnuts can be added.
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Origin and Etymology of barberry
Middle English berberie, from Medieval Latin berberis, from Arabic barbārīs
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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