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berberidaceous

[bur-ber-i-dey-shuh s] /ˌbɜr bər ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Berberidaceae, the barberry family of plants.
Compare barberry family.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < Neo-Latin Berberidace(ae) (Berberid-, stem of Berberis a genus, the barberry + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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berberidaceous

/ˌbɜːbərɪˈdeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Berberidaceae, a mainly N temperate family of flowering plants (mostly shrubs), including barberry and barrenwort
Word Origin
C19: from Medieval Latin berberis, from Arabic barbārīsbarberry
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