Christmas berry

noun

variants or Christmasberry
plural Christmas berries or Christmasberries
: toyon
This time of year the bright red berries of toyon prove why they're often called Christmas berry.Priscilla Lister

Examples of Christmas berry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This cotton party dress featuring Christmas berries and a velvet trim would multi-task well over the festive season. Monique Jessen, Peoplemag, 9 Dec. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1882, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christmas berry was in 1882

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“Christmas berry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Christmas%20berry. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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