a shrub of the genus Berberis, especially B. vulgaris, having yellow flowers in elongated clusters.
Compare barberry family.
the red, elongated, acid fruit of this shrub.
In the younger, wavy branches of the barberry the spines are straighter or more diverging.
The Romance of Plant Life G. F. Scott Elliot
If barberry jelly is not to be obtained, use some other kind.
The Community Cook Book Anonymous
All these forms have of course their aecidium-stage on the barberry.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 11, Slice 3 Various
The bottom of hawthorn hedges may be conveniently thickened, by putting in some plants of common sweet briar, or barberry.
The Cook and Housekeeper’s Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, Mary Eaton
In some leaves, as in the barberry, the veins are hardened, producing spines without any parenchyma.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 3 Various
If you would have the barberry, you must move the pasture itself.
In the Open Stanton Davis Kirkham
Berberis is the barberry, so well known by its beautiful pendent berries.
The Amateur Garden George W. Cable
barberry may still be around, and if that is so we want to surprise him.
Young Auctioneers Edward Stratemeyer
It does not grow in bunches like our barberry, but here and there two or three together about the stalk.
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. Robert Kerr
If you really want to come to the laboratory, Mrs. barberry, we ought to be off.
Hilda Sarah Jeanette Duncan
noun (pl) -ries
any spiny berberidaceous shrub of the widely distributed genus Berberis, esp B. vulgaris, having clusters of yellow flowers and orange or red berries: widely cultivated as hedge plants
the fruit of any of these plants
- 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.
- Bar billiards
noun (functioning as sing) (Brit) a table game in pubs, etc, in which short cues are used to pocket balls into holes scoring various points and guarded by wooden pegs that incur penalties if they are knocked over
not equipped with a barb: barbless fishhooks. Historical Examples And at the time when the Bard stood up to claim the wife, a strange warrior came into the encampment, holding a barbless spear. Evelyn Innes George Moore The other two Japs have short, stiff poles with a wire attached and the barbless hook at the […]
a steel helmet of the 15th century completely enclosing the head and having a T -shaped face slit: similar in form to the ancient Corinthian bronze helmet. Historical Examples The old voyager barbut says that poultry are not natural to Guinea. The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. Charles Darwin The barbut […]