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 Try making a wreath using faux snowberries on a grapevine base and spray it with silver paint. Iris Van Rynbach,, "Holiday welcome: Creating a distinctive holiday wreath," 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, "How to put out the welcome mat for birds this winter," 29 Oct. 2019 McCleary typically paints them not much differently from those hearty limes or snowberry honeysuckles. Christopher Knight,, "Dan McCleary's paintings: Life at its peak beauty, but then what?," 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 Favorite Roses to Grow," 22 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of snowberry

1760, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2019

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“Snowberry.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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