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

Word History

First Known Use

1993, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of chasteberry was in 1993

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“Chasteberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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