any ornamental catkin-bearing evergreen shrub of the North American genus Garrya: family Garryaceae

Word Origin for garrya

C19: named after Nicholas Garry (1781–1856), an officer of the Hudson's Bay Company
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Examples from the Web for garrya

Historical Examples of garrya

  • Beyond the Garrya, in the extreme angle, is a Clematis montana.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • At the western end, the only part which is in shade for the greater part of the day, is a Garrya elliptica.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • It is well to bear in mind that there are male and female plants of the Garrya, and that the former is the more ornamental.