mahonia

[muh-hoh-nee-uh]

Origin of mahonia

< New Latin (1818), after Bernard McMahon (c1775–1816), U.S. botanist, born in Ireland; see -ia
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mahonia

noun
  1. any evergreen berberidaceous shrub of the Asian and American genus Mahonia, esp M. aquifolium: cultivated for their ornamental spiny divided leaves and clusters of small yellow flowers

Word Origin for mahonia

C19: New Latin, named after Bernard McMahon (died 1816), American botanist
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