winterberry

noun win·ter·ber·ry \ ˈwin-tər-ˌber-ē \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of winterberry

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

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First Known Use of winterberry

1752


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