twin·​ber·​ry ˈtwin-ˌber-ē How to pronounce twinberry (audio)
plural twinberries
: a western North American honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata) with yellowish involucrate flowers
: 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

Word History


from the occurrence of the berries in pairs

First Known Use

1821, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of twinberry was in 1821

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“Twinberry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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