deerberry

noun
deer·​ber·​ry | \ ˈdir-ˌber-ē How to pronounce deerberry (audio) , -ˌbe-rē \

Definition of deerberry

1 : either of two shrubs (Vaccinium stamineum or V. caesium) of the heath family that are found in dry woods and scrub of the eastern U.S.
2 : the edible fruit of a deerberry

First Known Use of deerberry

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Deerberry.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deerberry. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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