Definition of Common barberry
1. Noun. Upright deciduous European shrub widely naturalized in United States having clusters of juicy berries.
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Literary usage of Common 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 English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"The value of the bark and root of the common barberry for dyeing leather and Unen of a yellow colour is well known. Dr. Royle has shown that this property ..."
3. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1835)
"Tl:i- latter, although called sweet, is scarcely less acid than the common barberry, with which its fruit agrees in colour : but its leaves arc a much ..."
4. A Year Among the Trees: Or, The Woods and By-ways of New England by Wilson Flagg (1881)
"ALL the inhabitants of New England are familiar with the common Barberry, one of those humble objects of the landscape that possess great merit with little ..."
5. Outlines of Botany for the High School Laboratory and Classroom by Robert Greenleaf Leavitt, Charles Herbert Clark, Mrs. Sophia M'Ilvaine (Bledsoe) Herrick, Asa Gray (1901)
"A familiar instance is that of the common Barberry (Fig. ... The common Barberry. The fact that the spines of the Barberry produce a leaf bud in their axils ..."
6. 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 future plantings, but there are a large number of parks, ..."