Definition of berberis in English:

berberis

Syllabification: ber·be·ris
Pronunciation: /ˈbərbəris
 
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noun

  • A plant of a genus that comprises the barberries.
    • Genus Berberis, family Berberidaceae
    More 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.

Origin

modern Latin and Old French, from medieval Latin barbaris.

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