- belonging to the Berberidaceae, the barberry family of plants.
Compare barberry family.
Origin of berberidaceous
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- 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 barbārīs barberry
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