[ ag-uh-ree-tuh, ah-guh- ]

  1. a tall shrub, Mahonia trifoliolata, of the barberry family, of southwestern North America, having stiff, oblong leaflets with spiny teeth and a red fruit used in jelly.

Origin of agarita

First recorded in 1885–90, Americanism; from Mexican Spanish agrito, probably derivative of Spanish agrio “bitter,” Old Spanish agro, from Latin ācr- (stem of ācer “sharp”)
  • Also al·ge·ri·ta [al-guh-ree-tuh] /ˌæl gəˈri tə/ .

Words Nearby agarita Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023