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possum haw

noun
1.
a shrub, Ilex decidua, of the southeastern U.S., having leaves that are hairy on the upper surface and glossy, red fruit.
Also called bearberry.
Origin of possum haw
1855-1860
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60
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