snowberry

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snow·ber·ry

noun \-ˌber-ē\

Definition of SNOWBERRY

:  any of several white-berried shrubs (especially genus Symphoricarpos of the honeysuckle family); especially :  a low-growing North American shrub (S. albus) with pinkish-white flowers in small axillary clusters

First Known Use of SNOWBERRY

1760

snowberry

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Snowberry (Symphoricarpos rivularis)—Sven Samelius

Any of about 18 species of low shrubs that belong to the genus Symphoricarpos of the honeysuckle family. All are native to North America, except for one species in central China. All have bell-shaped, pinkish or white flowers and snow-white berries. The best-known ornamental species are S. albus, a shrub 3 ft (1 m) high, with delicate stems, oval leaves, and large, pulpy, white berries, and S. rivularis, slightly larger, with elliptical leaves and a profusion of berries. Creeping snowberry is a plant of the genus Gaultheria (heath family).

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