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mahonia

[muh-hoh-nee-uh] /məˈhoʊ ni ə/
noun
1.
any of various evergreen shrubs belonging to the genus Mahonia, of the barberry family, including the Oregon grape.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1818), after Bernard McMahon (c1775-1816), U.S. botanist, born in Ireland; see -ia
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mahonia

/məˈhəʊnɪə/
noun
1.
any evergreen berberidaceous shrub of the Asian and American genus Mahonia, esp M. aquifolium: cultivated for their ornamental spiny divided leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, named after Bernard McMahon (died 1816), American botanist
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