Definition of Oregon grape in English:

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Oregon grape

(also Oregon grape holly)


An evergreen shrub of the western coastal US bearing yellow flowers and edible blue berries.
  • Mahonia aquifolium, family Berberidaceae.
Example sentences
  • Palmatine is a constituent of many of these plants, which include goldthread, yellow root, Oregon grape, celandine, and barberry.
  • Berberine, a constituent of herbs such as goldenseal, barberry, and Oregon grape, has broad-spectrum antibiotic activity.
  • Where I live, native plants such as vine maple, Oregon grape, and salal flourish in the natural landscape, and I say, great, let them flourish there, but keep them out of my garden.

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Syllabification: Or·e·gon grape

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