Mahonia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Mahonia evergreen shrubs and small trees of North and Central America and Asia
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n mahonia (Bot) The Oregon grape, a species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), often cultivated for its hollylike foliage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mahonia A subgenus of the genus Berberis (which see).
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Named after Bernard McMahon,

Usage

In literature:

The panicles of mahonia bloom were showing their gold color.
"Her Father's Daughter" by Gene Stratton-Porter
Mahonia, natural crossing of.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
Although the Mahonias flower well, their foliage at blooming time is not always comely.
"Garden and Forest Weekly, Volume 1 No. 1, February 29, 1888" by Various
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In news:

For color, geranium and a Ti plant are featured in this area with Japanese boxwood, ivy and mahonia.
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