strawberry bush

noun

Definition of strawberry bush

1 : a shrubby spindle tree (Euonymus americanus) of the eastern U.S. with crimson pods and seeds with a scarlet aril

First Known Use of strawberry bush

circa 1856, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Strawberry bush.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strawberry%20bush. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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