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Meaning of barberry

bar•ber•ry

Pronunciation: (bär'ber"ē, -bu-rē), [key]
— pl. -ries.
  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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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