bar·ber·ry || 'bɑːbərɪ n. type of bush; fruit of this bush

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  • barberry — [bär′ber΄ē, bär′bə rē] n. pl. barberries [ME berberie (infl. by berie,BERRY) < ML barberis < Ar barbārīs] 1. any of a genus (Berberis) of spiny shrubs of the barberry family, with sour, red berries and yellow flowers: it is often used for… …   English World dictionary

  • Barberry — Bar ber*ry, n. [OE. barbarin, barbere, OF. berbere.] (Bot.) 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • barberry — /bahr ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. barberries. 1. a shrub of the genus Berberis, esp. B. vulgaris, having yellow flowers in elongated clusters. Cf. barberry family. 2. the red, elongated, acid fruit of this shrub. [1350 1400; ME barbere < ML… …   Universalium

  • barberry — noun Etymology: Middle English berberie, from Medieval Latin berberis, from Arabic barbārīs Date: 14th century any of a genus (Berberis of the family Berberidaceae, the barberry family) of shrubs usually having spines, usually yellow flowers, and …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • barberry — raugerškis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Raugerškinių (Berberidaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Berberis). atitikmenys: lot. Berberis angl. barberry; piperidge vok. Berberitze; Sauerdorn rus. барбарис lenk. berberys; kwaśnica …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • barberry — raugerškis statusas T sritis augalininkystė apibrėžtis Dekoratyvių, vaistinių ir vaisinių raugerškinių (Berberidaceae) šeimos augalų gentis. Yra daug rūšių. Kaip vaisiniai augalai dažniausiai auginamos paprastojo raugerškio (Berberis vulgaris L.) …   Žemės ūkio augalų selekcijos ir sėklininkystės terminų žodynas

  • Barberry Beach Resort — (Бан Ко Лан,Таиланд) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Tawean Beach, Koh Larn …   Каталог отелей

  • barberry family — noun shrubs or herbs • Syn: ↑Berberidaceae, ↑family Berberidaceae • Hypernyms: ↑magnoliid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Ranales, ↑order Ranales, ↑Ranunculales …   Useful english dictionary

  • barberry family — the plant family Berberidaceae, characterized by shrubs and herbaceous plants having very varied leaves and flowers and fruit in the form of a berry or capsule, and including the barberry, May apple, and Oregon grape. * * * …   Universalium

  • barberry rust — noun : the wheat stem rust in its aecial stage on barberry, formerly thought to be a distinct species (Aecidium berberidis) …   Useful english dictionary

  • barberry — noun A thorny shrub that bears yellow flowers and red or blue black berries …   Wiktionary

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