cor·​al·​ber·​ry ˈkȯr-əl-ˌber-ē How to pronounce coralberry (audio)
: a North American dwarf shrub (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) that bears clusters of small flowers succeeded by red or white berries

Examples of coralberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With partial sun, Dubberley loves coralberry, with its clusters of coral-pink to purple fruit that remain through winter; Turk’s cap, with gorgeous red flowers; and beautyberry, which produces purple, white or light pink flowers in the summer and bright purple berries in the fall. Gina Mayfield, Dallas News, 2 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coralberry was circa 1859

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“Coralberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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