from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various shrubs of the genus Berberis having leaves that are often clustered, small yellow flowers, and red, orange, or blackish berries. They are grown as specimen or hedge plants.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A thorny shrub that bears yellow flowers and red or blue-black berries.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A shrub of the genus Berberis, common along roadsides and in neglected fields. Berberis 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.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shrub of the genus Berberis, B. vulgaris, bearing racemes of yellow ill-smelling flowers, which produce red elongated berries of a pleasantly acid flavor, a native of Europe and extensively naturalized in New England.
- n. The fruit of this shrub.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
Adjacent to the reserve's mowed fields are two "old fields" which have succeeded to shrubs, such as barberry, honeysuckle, bayberry and pasture rose.
If you forgo a fence, thorned and prickly bushes such as barberry, hollies and rose bushes will discourage some dogs.
• Berberine -- This potent yellow plant extract comes from goldenseal and barberry
Moving across the front from the barberry barrier can be seen the cherry tree in the middle, underplanted with a variety of winterberry hollies, Ilex verticillata culitvars.
But as we pass by, it is noticed that there is something in the barberry bushes that is out of place.
She recalled a photo of the wave of pink annuals Ronda had planted between Pfitzer junipers and low barberry shrubs.
The common barberry and black stem rust (Farmers 'bulletin/United States Department of Agriculture) by E.
We pass the field with bright red barberry bushes.
We are mostly silent as we walk down the road, down the hill, past several houses that are scattered along the way, past a field bordered by red barberry bushes.
She spotted the roughly 75-pound spotted white cat with a bushy tail and jagged teeth snuggled up in a hidden nook planted with thorny barberry bushes.
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