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barberry


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Barberry  \Bar"ber*ry\,  n.  [OE.  barbarin,  barbere,  OF  berbere.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  shrub  of  the  genus  {Berberis},  common  along  roadsides  and 
  in  neglected  fields.  {B.  vulgaris}  is  the  species  best  known 
  its  oblong  red  berries  are  made  into  a  preserve  or  sauce,  and 
  have  been  deemed  efficacious  in  fluxes  and  fevers.  The  bark 
  dyes  a  fine  yellow,  esp.  the  bark  of  the  root.  [Also  spelt 
  {berberry}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  barberry 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  plants  of  the  genus  Berberis  having  prickly 
  stems  and  yellow  flowers  followed  by  small  red  berries 




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