Definition of Mahonia

1. Noun. Evergreen shrubs and small trees of North and Central America and Asia.

Exact synonyms: Genus Mahonia
Generic synonyms: Magnoliid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Barberry Family, Berberidaceae, Family Berberidaceae

Definition of Mahonia

1. n. The Oregon grape, a species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), often cultivated for its hollylike foliage.

Definition of Mahonia

1. Noun. Any of the genus ''Mahonia'' of evergreen shrubs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mahonia

1. a flowering shrub [n -S]

Medical Definition of Mahonia

1. The Oregon grape, a species of barberry (Berberis Aquifolium), often cultivated for its hollylike foliage. Origin: Named after Bernard McMahon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mahonia

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mahoes
mahoganies
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mahoganized
mahoganizes
mahoganizing
mahogany
mahogany family
mahogany gaspipe
mahogany tree
maholi
mahon stock
mahone
mahones
mahonia (current term)
mahonias
mahoohoo
mahoosive
mahori
mahorka
mahout
mahouts
mahr
mahseer
mahseers
mahsir
mahsirs
mahua
mahuang

Literary usage of Mahonia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Flower Garden: Or, Breck's Book of Flowers ; in which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1859)
"Ilex-leaved mahonia. — This is an elegant evergreen shrub, three or four feet high, with clusters of yellow flowers, in May or June, succeeded by bunches of ..."

2. Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum: Or, The Trees and Shrubs of Britain by John Claudius Loudon (1854)
"In Prince's Catalogue for 1825, the price is stated as 25 dollars (5/. 5*.) each. * 3. M. NERVO'SA Nntt. The nerved-leaved mahonia, or Ash Berberry. ..."

3. Trees and Shrubs: An Abridgment of the Arboretum Et Fruticetum Britannicum by John Claudius Loudon (1875)
"... as to the mode of growth, foliage, and inflorescence, are so distinct from those of the other, as to induce us to adopt the genus mahonia. ..."

4. An Encyclopaedia of Trees and Shrubs: Being the Arboretum Et Fruticetum by John Claudius Loudon (1869)
"The seeds of all the species of mahonia, and also of those of Berberis, if sown immediately after they are ripe, and protected through the winter from frost ..."

5. Ornamental Shrubs of the United States (hardy, Cultivated) by Austin Craig Apgar (1910)
"mahonia. * Leaves almost without stalk below the blades. (A.) A. Blades 3-7, thick, dull and whitish. FREMONT'S mahoniamahonia ..."

6. The Gardener's Magazine and Register of Rural and Domestic Improvement by J C Loudon (1839)
"... a new hybrid mahonia, or Evergreen Berberry. By T. RIVERS, Jun., FHS, &c. IN common with all plant cultivators, I have from the first felt much interest ..."

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