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Barberry   Listen

(Also spelled berberry)
Any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries.

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"Barberry" Quotes from Famous Books

... still considerable greenness. Wild rose-bushes devoid of leaves, with their deep, bright red seed-vessels. Meeting-house in Danvers seen at a distance, with the sun shining through the windows of its belfry. Barberry-bushes,—the leaves now of a brown red, still juicy and healthy; very few berries remaining, mostly frost-bitten and wilted. All among the yet green grass, dry stalks of weeds. The down of thistles occasionally seen flying ...
— Passages From The American Notebooks, Volume 1 • Nathaniel Hawthorne

... the loose-piled wall that hems The road along the mill-pond's brink, 10 From 'neath the arching barberry-stems, My footstep scares the ...
— The Vision of Sir Launfal - And Other Poems • James Russell Lowell

... foot of man. The pathway at one time lost itself in the depth of the thicket; at another, crept forth upon the edge of the rock, below which gleamed and murmured a rivulet, now foaming over the stones, then again slumbering on its rocky bed, under the shade of the barberry and the eglantine. Pheasants, sparkling with their rainbow tails, flitted from shrub to shrub; flights of wild pigeons flew over the crags, sometimes in an horizontal troop, sometimes like a column, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCXXIX. - March, 1843, Vol. LIII. • Various

... my life I married a wife, And where do you think I found her? On Gretna Green, in velvet sheen, And I took up a stick to pound her. She jumped over a barberry-bush, And I jumped over a timber, I showed her a gay gold ring, And she showed me ...
— The Only True Mother Goose Melodies - Without Addition or Abridgement • Munroe and Francis

Words linked to "Barberry" :   American barberry, Berberis, Berberis vulgaris, Berberis thunbergii, shrub, bush, Berberis canadensis, genus Berberis

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