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  • n. An evergreen shrub (Mahonia aquifolium) native to the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada, having broadly serrated, glossy leaves and clusters of yellow flowers that develop into dark bluish-purple fruits. Also called tall Oregon grape.
  • n. Any of various related shrubs of the Mahonia genus, including dwarf Oregon grape, Cascade Oregon grape, and creeping Oregon grape.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • An evergreen species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), of Oregon and California; also, its roundish, blue-black berries.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See Berberis.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries
  • n. ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries


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