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  • n. The fruit of rock buckthorn aka Avignon buckthorn, Rhamnus saxafilis aka Rhamnus infectorius and of other species of the same genus, used by dyers and painters for coloring yellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The fruit of the Rhamnus infectorius, eand of other species of the same genus; -- so called from the city of Avignon, in France. It is used by dyers and painters for coloring yellow. Called also French berry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See berry.

Etymologies

Avignon in France (Wiktionary)

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