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Persian berry

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Persian berry the fruit of Rhamnus infectorius, a kind of buckthorn, used for dyeing yellow, and imported chiefly from Trebizond.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Persian berry the fruit of several buckthorns
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Usage

In literature:

They are sometimes called Persian berries.
"The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom" by P. L. Simmonds
In Schedule A alone the list of necessities on which the tax is to be raised includes Persian berries, extract of nutgalls and isinglass.
"Love Conquers All" by Robert C. Benchley
Persian berries, 69, 71.
"The Dyeing of Woollen Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Persian berries, 156, 178, 179.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
Yellow is often produced from Persian berries, turmeric, saffron, and sumac.
"Rugs: Oriental and Occidental, Antique & Modern" by Rosa Belle Holt
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