common barberry


Definition of common barberry

  1. :  an upright shrub (Berberis vulgaris) that is widely naturalized in the U.S. from Europe, has gray branches, usually forked prickles, bristle-toothed leaves, and juicy berries in elongate clusters, and is important as the alternate host of the fungus that causes stem rust of wheat — compare japanese barberry

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