beautyberry

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noun beau·ty·ber·ry \-ˌber-ē, -ˌbe-rē\

Definition of beautyberry

  1. :  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

1918

First Known Use of beautyberry

1918


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