twinberry

noun
twin·ber·ry | \ˈtwin-ˌber-ē \
plural twinberries

Definition of twinberry 

1 : a western North American honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata) with yellowish involucrate flowers

3 : an evergreen tree or large shrub (Myrcianthes fragrans synonym Eugenia dicrana synonym Eugenia simpsonii) of southern Florida, the West Indies, and Mexico to South America that has smooth scaly bark, aromatic leaves, white flowers, edible red fruits, and hard, close-grained wood

First Known Use of twinberry

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for twinberry

from the occurrence of the berries in pairs

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