Definition of Barberry

1. Noun. Any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries.


Definition of Barberry

1. n. 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.

Definition of Barberry

1. Noun. A thorny shrub that bears yellow flowers and red or blue-black berries. ¹

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Definition of Barberry

1. a shrub [n -RIES] - See also: shrub

Medical Definition of Barberry

1. 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, especially. The bark of the root. [Also spelt berberry. Origin: OE. Barbarin, barbere, OF. Berbere. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barberry

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barber poles
barber shop
barber shops
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barberfish
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barberiite
barbering
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barbermongers
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barberry family
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barbertonite
barbes
barbet
barbets
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barbette carriage
barbettes
barbican

Literary usage of Barberry

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1. Journal of Economic Entomology by Entomological Society of America, American Association of Economic Entomologists (1911)
"In 1910, however, this insect was more abundant than previously, and a number of caterpillars were found feeding upon not only the common barberry, ..."

2. The Cultivator by New York State Agricultural Society (1846)
"Now this we consider proof postive that the barberry will blast rye, although your ... that the barberry and the rye were in blossom at the same time, ..."

3. The American Botanist edited by Willard Nelson Clute (1917)
"The common barberry is not an especially beautiful shrub and can well be spared from our ... The wheat 'rust, which the barberry is accused of harboring, ..."

4. Modern Cookery, in All Its Branches: Reduced to a System of Easy Practice by Eliza Acton (1858)
"barberry JELLY. To each pound of barberries, stripped from the stalks, ... VERY COMMON barberry JAM. Weigh the fruit after it has been stripped from the ..."

5. The Forest Trees of Britain by Charles Alexander Johns (1892)
"In the barberry, when the flower is expanded, the anthers containing the pollen are bent so far away from the stigma or summit of the pistil, ..."

6. The Popular Science Monthly (1894)
"But the barberry has more to contend against than the attacks of animals. ... Now, in the branch system of the barberry bush we find all these character- ..."

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