beau·​ty·​ber·​ry | \ ˈbyü-tē-ˌber-ē How to pronounce beautyberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē \

Definition of beautyberry

: 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 Our viburnum and beautyberry bushes are loaded with berries for the lucky birds who stay here year-round. Cori Brown,, 19 Sep. 2021 Plenty of decorative berries are ripening too, like those of American beautyberry, winterberry holly, red chokeberry, gray and silky dogwoods, spicebush, American strawberry-bush, several viburnums, and native roses. Miri Talabac,, 1 Sep. 2021 For fruits, plant beautyberry, pyracantha, Eastern red cedar, viburnum, hawthorn, sumac, palm, crabapple, serviceberry, dogwood, bayberry, persimmon, black gum, holly, and wax myrtle. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 17 Mar. 2021 Neil Sperry addresses American beautyberry and other readers’ gardening questions in his Down to Earth column., 10 Sep. 2020 In one of Tatcha’s Instagram posts from last year, Ziegler’s crystalline eyes appear to pop underneath a purple Tatcha mask infused with Japanese beautyberry. Khanh T.l. Tran,, 8 July 2019 The vibrant purple mask is made with Japanese beautyberry, which contains Vitamin C to help fade dark spots and dramatically brighten skin. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, 16 Apr. 2018 And for a more natural look, add branches of purple beautyberry, Russian sage, or fountain grass. Dobrina Zhekova, Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 Gray catbirds, towhees and bobwhite quails flock to the clusters of vibrant amethyst fruits on the American beautyberry bush. Bart Ziegler, WSJ, 13 Sep. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of beautyberry

1918, in the meaning defined above

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“Beautyberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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