What is another word for berberis?

3 synonyms found


[ bˈɜːbəɹˌɪs], [ bˈɜːbəɹˌɪs], [ b_ˈɜː_b_ə_ɹ_ˌɪ_s]

Berberis is a genus of evergreen or deciduous shrubs that are native to diverse climatic and soil conditions. The term "Berberis" comes from the Arabic word "barbaris," meaning "shiny." This name reflects the shiny, leathery leaves that are a hallmark of many species. Berberis has several synonyms in English, including the common name "barberry," and its Latin name "Mahonia." Other slang terms for berberis include pepperidge, sowberry, and jaundiceberry. Berberis is a popular landscaping and ornamental plant in many regions due to its striking foliage, thorny structure, and colorful berries that persist into winter. These synonyms add to the rich cultural and botanical heritage of this fascinating plant.

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What are the hyponyms for Berberis?

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What are the holonyms for Berberis?

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What are the meronyms for Berberis?

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  • meronyms for berberis (as nouns)

Usage examples for Berberis

East of the house was a long lawn, secluded from the open Park by a beautiful, wildly growing hedge of gorse, berberis, bramble, hawthorn, and wild roses.
MacCarthy, Desmond
Mr. Davison remarks that "this species builds in bushes or trees at about 6 to 20 feet from the ground: a thorny thick bush is generally preferred, berberis asiatica being a favourite.
"The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1"
Allan O. Hume
Mr. W. Davison says:-"About the first week in March 1871, I found at Ootacamund a nest of this bird placed in the fork of one of the topmost branches of a rather tall berberis leschenaulti.
"The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1"
Allan O. Hume

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