wolf·​ber·​ry | \ ˈwu̇lf-ˌber-ē How to pronounce wolfberry (audio) \

Definition of wolfberry

: a white-berried North American shrub (Symphoricarpos occidentalis) of the honeysuckle family

Examples of wolfberry in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or rabbit tamales with wolfberry jam and squash salsa. Dominic Armato, azcentral, "Helio Basin Brewing Co. brings Arizona cuisine to Phoenix brewery, but fascinating menu feels out of place," 6 June 2018

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First Known Use of wolfberry

circa 1834, in the meaning defined above

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“Wolfberry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wolfberry. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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