chaste·​ber·​ry | \ ˈchāst-ˌber-ē How to pronounce chasteberry (audio) \
variants: or less commonly chaste berry
plural chasteberries also chaste berries

Definition of chasteberry

: chaste tree … my chasteberry bush (Vitex) doesn't start to produce spring buds until well into May. — Carol Savonen, Statesmen Journal (Salem, Oregon), 18 Dec. 2009 Taking chasteberry can reduce symptoms of PMS, including breast tenderness, irritability, depressed mood and headache.St. Petersburg (Florida) Times, 23 May 2008 She also recommended herbs such as chaste berries, black cohosh and evening primrose oil, depending on the symptoms.— Nina Rao, Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader, 15 July 2003

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1993, in the meaning defined above

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“Chasteberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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