snowberry

noun
snow·​ber·​ry | \ ˈsnō-ˌber-ē How to pronounce snowberry (audio) \

Definition of snowberry

: any of several white-berried shrubs (especially genus Symphoricarpos of the honeysuckle family) especially : a low-growing North American shrub (S. albus) with pinkish-white flowers in small axillary clusters

Examples of snowberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Heading down the Pimlico Road, Linley roars with two giant topiary lions, and an old-school snowberry white Mini Cooper. Vogue, 2 June 2022 Try making a wreath using faux snowberries on a grapevine base and spray it with silver paint. Iris Van Rynbach, courant.com, 19 Nov. 2019 Elderberry, serviceberry, dogwood and snowberry are attractive options that are well-adapted to our region and great sources of fall food for birds. oregonlive, 29 Oct. 2019 McCleary typically paints them not much differently from those hearty limes or snowberry honeysuckles. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, 14 June 2018 Honey Dijon,’ and ‘Sombreuil’ roses, as well as a supporting cast of columbine, bearded iris, Japanese snowberry, honeysuckle, and plum. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'snowberry.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of snowberry

1760, in the meaning defined above

Learn More About snowberry

Time Traveler for snowberry

Time Traveler

The first known use of snowberry was in 1760

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near snowberry

snowbelt

snowberry

snowberry clearwing

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for snowberry

Last Updated

10 Jun 2022

Cite this Entry

“Snowberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/snowberry. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on snowberry

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about snowberry

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!