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agarita

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

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.

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Also al·ge·ri·ta [al-guh-ree-tuh] /ˌæl gəˈri tə/ .

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”)
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