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

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Word History

First Known Use

1760, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of snowberry was in 1760

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“Snowberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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