Definitions for oregon grape
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a W North American shrub, Mahonia aquifolium, of the barberry family, having small blue berries and yellow flowers that are the state flower of Oregon.
the berry itself.
Origin of Oregon grape:
Oregon grape, Mahonia nervosa(noun)
small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries
Oregon grape, Oregon holly grape, hollygrape, mountain grape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium(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
An evergreen shrub (Mahonia aquifolium) native to the northwestern United States and southwestern Canada, having broadly serrated, glossy leaves and clusters of yellow flowers that develop into dark bluish-purple fruits. Also called tall Oregon grape.
Any of various related shrubs of the Mahonia genus, also known by names including dwarf Oregon grape, Cascade Oregon grape, and creeping Oregon grape.
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