American beautyberry


Definition of American beautyberry

: a shrub (Callicarpa americana) native to the southern U.S. and West Indies that has clusters of small, usually pink flowers and purple berries and is often used as an ornamental The native American beautyberry comes to life, maturing bright purple clusters of pea-size fruits along the stems.— Tom MacCubbin, Orlando Sentinel, 30 Sept. 1995

called also beautyberry, French mulberry

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First Known Use of American beautyberry

1948, in the meaning defined above

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“American beautyberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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