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sheepberry

[sheep-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈʃipˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural sheepberries.
1.
a North American shrub or small tree, Viburnum lentago, of the honeysuckle family, having flat-topped clusters of small white flowers and edible, berrylike black drupes.
2.
the fruit itself.
Also called black haw, nannyberry.
Origin of sheepberry
1805-1815
An Americanism dating back to 1805-15; sheep + berry
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  • The fruit of the sweet viburnum, nanny-berry or sheepberry, is said to be edible.

    On the Trail Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard

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