Definition of Persian berry in English:

Persian berry

noun

  • The dried immature fruit of any of several kinds of buckthorn (Rhamnus infectora and allied species) found in Iran or cultivated in Mediterranean countries, which was formerly much used to produce a yellow dye, especially in calico printing (usually in plural).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Andrew Ure (1778–1857), chemist.