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berberidaceous

[ bur-ber-i-dey-shuhs ]
/ ˌbɜr bər ɪˈdeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective
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
/ (ˌbɜːbərɪˈdeɪʃəs) /

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

Word Origin for berberidaceous

C19: from Medieval Latin berberis, from Arabic barbārīs barberry
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