barberry /ˈbɑːb(ə)ri/

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I. noun

a spiny shrub which typically has yellow flowers and red berries, frequently grown for ornamental hedging.

●Genus Berberis, family Berberidaceae: many species.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French berberis (see berberis). The change in the ending was due to association with berry.

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