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beautyberry

[byoo-tee-ber-ee] /ˈbyu tiˌbɛr i/
noun, plural beautyberries.
1.
any of various shrubs of the genus Callicarpa, of southern North America, as C. americana, having clusters of bluish flowers and purple, berrylike fruit.
Origin of beautyberry
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism; beauty + berry, as translation of New Latin Callicarpa
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