[ ag-uh-ree-tuh, ah-guh- ]
/ ˌæg əˈri tə, ˌɑ gə- /


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.
Also algerita.

Origin of agarita

1885–90, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish agrito, probably derivative of Spanish agrio bitter, Old Spanish agro < Latin ācr- (stem of ācer sharp) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020