deer·​ber·​ry ˈdir-ˌber-ē How to pronounce deerberry (audio)
: 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.
: the edible fruit of a deerberry

Word History

First Known Use

1814, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of deerberry was in 1814

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“Deerberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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