mahonia

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noun ma·ho·nia \mə-ˈhō-nē-ə\

Definition of mahonia

  1. :  any of a genus (Mahonia) of American and Asian shrubs (such as the Oregon grape) of the barberry family

Origin and Etymology of mahonia

New Latin, from Bernard McMahon †1816 American botanist


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mahonia

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noun ma·ho·nia \mə-ˈhō-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of mahonia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of North American and Asian shrubs (family Berberidaceae) that have unarmed branches and pinnate leaves and are sometimes included in the genus Berberis

  2. 2:  any shrub of the genus Mahonia

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