berberidaceous

berberidaceous

[bur-ber-i-dey-shuhs]
adjective
belonging to the Berberidaceae, the barberry family of plants.
Compare barberry family.


Origin:
1850–55; < Neo-Latin Berberidace(ae) (Berberid-, stem of Berberis a genus, the barberry + -aceae -aceae) + -ous

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berberidaceous (ˌbɜːbərɪˈdeɪʃəs)
 
adj
of, relating to, or belonging to the Berberidaceae, a mainly N temperate family of flowering plants (mostly shrubs), including barberry and barrenwort
 
[C19: from Medieval Latin berberis, from Arabic barbārīsbarberry]

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