Pronunciation: (bâr'ber"ē, -bu-rē),[key] —n., —pl.-ries. 1. any of several prostrate shrubs belonging to the genus Arctostaphylos, of the heath family, esp. A. uva-ursi, having tonic, astringent leaves and bright-red berries.
3. possum haw (def. 1).
4. any of several other plants, as some species of cranberry.