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buffalo berry

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noun
  1. either of two North American shrubs, Shepherdia argentea or S. canadensis, having silvery, oblong leaves and bearing edible yellow or red berries.
  2. the fruit itself.

Origin of buffalo berry

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Historical Examples

  • As soon as she discovered me, she hastened toward a creek heavily fringed with buffalo-berry bushes.

    Red Hunters And the Animal People

    Charles A. Eastman