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berberidaceous

[bur-ber-i-dey-shuh s]
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adjective
  1. belonging to the Berberidaceae, the barberry family of plants.
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Origin of berberidaceous

1850–55; < New Latin Berberidace(ae) (Berberid-, stem of Berberis a genus, the barberry + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for berberidaceous

berberidaceous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Berberidaceae, a mainly N temperate family of flowering plants (mostly shrubs), including barberry and barrenwort
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Word Origin

C19: from Medieval Latin berberis, from Arabic barbārīs barberry
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