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inkberry

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noun ink·ber·ry \ˈiŋk-ˌber-ē\

Definition of inkberry

  1. 1 a :  a holly (Ilex glabra) of eastern North America with evergreen oblong leathery leaves and small usually black berries b :  pokeweed

  2. 2 :  the fruit of an inkberry



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Origin of inkberry

from the use of the berries for making ink


First Known Use: 1765


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