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snowberry

[snoh-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈsnoʊˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural snowberries.
1.
a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos albus, of the honeysuckle family, cultivated for its ornamental white berries.
2.
any of certain other white-berried plants.
Origin of snowberry
1750-1760
An Americanism dating back to 1750-60; snow + berry
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snowberry

/ˈsnəʊbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
any of several caprifoliaceous shrubs of the genus Symphoricarpos, esp S. albus, cultivated for their small pink flowers and white berries
2.
Also called waxberry. any of the berries of such a plant
3.
any of various other white-berried plants
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