noun, plural bar·ber·ries.
- a shrub of the genus Berberis, especially B. vulgaris, having yellow flowers in elongated clusters.Compare barberry family.
- the red, elongated, acid fruit of this shrub.
noun plural -ries
- any spiny berberidaceous shrub of the widely distributed genus Berberis, esp B. vulgaris, having clusters of yellow flowers and orange or red berries: widely cultivated as hedge plants
- the fruit of any of these plants