beautyberry

noun beau·ty·ber·ry \ -ˌber-ē , -ˌbe-rē \
Updated on: 20 Mar 2018

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

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1918


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