candleberry

noun
can·​dle·​ber·​ry | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌber-ē How to pronounce candleberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē \

Definition of candleberry

: a wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) also : a bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica)

First Known Use of candleberry

circa 1730, in the meaning defined above

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“Candleberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/candleberry. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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