inkberry

noun
ink·​ber·​ry | \ ˈiŋk-ˌber-ē How to pronounce inkberry (audio) \

Definition of inkberry

1a : a holly (Ilex glabra) of eastern North America with evergreen oblong leathery leaves and small usually black berries
b : pokeweed
2 : the fruit of an inkberry

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First Known Use of inkberry

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for inkberry

from the use of the berries for making ink

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