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berberis Line breaks: ber|beris
Pronunciation: /ˈbəːbərɪs/

Definition of berberis in English:


A plant of a genus that comprises the barberries.
  • Genus Berberis, family Berberidaceae
Example sentences
  • This is cheap and easy to do with specimens such as berberis, buddleia, cornus, kerria, philadelphus, spirea and willow.
  • Plants which will give year-round interest but don't require much work include Mahonia x media, berberis verruculosa, weigela, euonymus, hebe, kniphofia, Sedum spectabile, wild geranium and Arum italicum.
  • Plant berry-bearing plants in your garden, such as hawthorn, rowan, holly, cotoneaster and berberis.


Modern Latin and Old French, from medieval Latin barbaris.

Words that rhyme with berberis

arbitress • anchoress
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