Berberis

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berberis

(ˈbɜːbərɪs)
n
(Plants) any shrub of the berberidaceous genus Berberis. See barberry
[C19: from Medieval Latin, of unknown origin]
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Noun1.berberis - large genus of shrubs of temperate zones of New and Old WorldsBerberis - large genus of shrubs of temperate zones of New and Old Worlds
magnoliid dicot genus - genus of dicotyledonous flowering plants regarded as among the most primitive of extant angiosperms
barberry - any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
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