Definition of Mahonia aquifolium
1. Noun. Ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries.
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
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Literary usage of Mahonia aquifolium
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1. The Theory and Practice of Landscape Gardening by Joshua Major (1852)
"Its associates may be the rhododendron, mahonia aquifolium, Ilex balearica, and other varieties of hollies. The American Honeysuckle (Azalea pontica) is a ..."
2. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"Crystals are absent from the secondary bast: Drimys Winteri, Fraxinus, Syringa, Jasminum fruticans, mahonia aquifolium (.'), Laurus Sassafras, Cinnamomum ..."
3. The Flower Garden, Or, Breck's Book of Flowers: In which are Described All by Joseph Breck (1858)
"mahonia aquifolium. — Ilex-leaved Mahonia. — This is an elegant evergreen shrub, three or four feet high, with clusters of yellow flowers, in May or June, ..."