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[waks-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈwæksˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural waxberries.
the wax myrtle or the bayberry.
the snowberry.
Origin of waxberry
First recorded in 1825-35; wax1 + berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for waxberry
Historical Examples
  • waxberry bushes stoutly thrived, and, in early springtime, an aged Pyrrhus Japonica put on its blaze of scarlet bloom.

    A Garden with House Attached Sarah Warner Brooks
  • More exquisite still is a single rose rescued from choking in a snarl of waxberry bushes.

    A Garden with House Attached Sarah Warner Brooks
  • Tamaiti himself disappeared a while in the bush and returned with coco tinder, dry leaves, and a spray of waxberry.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • So he went over behind the waxberry bushes, too, and was half way home before you could say "Jack Robinson."

British Dictionary definitions for waxberry


/ˈwæksbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
the waxy fruit of the wax myrtle or the snowberry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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