candleberry

noun

can·​dle·​ber·​ry ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌber-ē How to pronounce candleberry (audio)
-ˌbe-rē
: a wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera)
also : a bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)

Word History

First Known Use

1731, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of candleberry was in 1731

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“Candleberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candleberry. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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