winterberry

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noun win·ter·ber·ry \ˈwin-tər-ˌber-ē\

Definition of winterberry

  1. 1 :  an eastern North American shrub (Ilex verticillata) of the holly family with axillary flowers, usually bright red berries, and deciduous leaves that turn black in the fall —called also black alder

  2. 2 :  any of several congeneric shrubs or small trees (such as Ilex laevigata of the eastern U.S.)

First Known Use of winterberry

1759

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