beau·​ty·​ber·​ry ˈbyü-tē-ˌber-ē How to pronounce beautyberry (audio)
: any of a genus (Callicarpa) of deciduous shrubs and trees of the vervain family that bear dense clusters of small usually purple berries and are often cultivated as ornamentals

Examples of beautyberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Citronella Plant Companion Plants American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana) is a showstopping shrub that gets its name from a gorgeous display of bright purple berries in the fall. Megan Hughes, Better Homes & Gardens, 18 Apr. 2024 The fragrance-free Violet-C Brightening Serum is formulated with two types of vitamin C stabilized by antioxidant-rich Japanese beautyberry. Annie Blackman, Allure, 28 Nov. 2023 Similar to the Violet-C Serum, the Violet-C Radiance Mask also contains Japanese beautyberry, two types of vitamin C, and 10% AHAs to gently and effectively resurface the skin. Annie Blackman, Allure, 28 Nov. 2023 The mask incorporates the same beautyberry, vitamin C, and fruit AHAs as the serum, with the addition of nourishing green tea, algae, and rice. Malia Griggs, Glamour, 20 Nov. 2023 Wood chips or gravel are helpful, as are plants like garlic, sage, mint, lavender, beautyberry, rosemary, and marigolds. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 20 July 2023 With partial sun, Dubberley loves coralberry, with its clusters of coral-pink to purple fruit that remain through winter; Turk’s cap, with gorgeous red flowers; and beautyberry, which produces purple, white or light pink flowers in the summer and bright purple berries in the fall. Gina Mayfield, Dallas News, 2 June 2023 Many of our outstanding native shrubs are deciduous, including red buckeye (Aesculus pavia), American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), Virginia willow (Itea virginica), honeysuckle azalea (Rhododendron canescens) and oakleaf hydrangea (Hydrangea quercifolia). Dan Gill,, 16 Dec. 2020 The research showed terpenoids and six other species of the mint family had a unique characteristic in the beautyberry genome. Marina Johnson, Detroit Free Press, 25 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1918, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beautyberry was in 1918

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“Beautyberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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