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[kaw-fee-ber-ee, kof-ee-]
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noun, plural cof·fee·ber·ries.
  1. an evergreen shrub, Rhamnus californica, of the buckthorn family, common in the western U.S., having small, greenish flowers and red fruit that turns black, grown as a bee plant.
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Origin of coffeeberry

An Americanism dating back to 1655–65; coffee + berry
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