barberry


barberry

noun, plural bar·ber·ries.

  1. a shrub of the genus Berberis, especially B. vulgaris, having yellow flowers in elongated clusters.Compare barberry family.
  2. the red, elongated, acid fruit of this shrub.

noun plural -ries

  1. any spiny berberidaceous shrub of the widely distributed genus Berberis, esp B. vulgaris, having clusters of yellow flowers and orange or red berries: widely cultivated as hedge plants
  2. the fruit of any of these plants

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