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winterberry

[win-ter-ber-ee]
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noun, plural win·ter·ber·ries.
  1. any of several North American hollies of the genus Ilex, having red berries that are persistent through the winter.
  2. black alder(def 1).

Origin of winterberry

First recorded in 1750–60; winter + berry
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Examples from the Web for winterberry

Historical Examples

  • Smooth winterberry: is really another ilex, Ilex lævigata, a larger bush than Ilex verticillata, the black alder or winterberry.

    Winter

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • “They certainly deserve it, abducting a nice little gentleman like Mr. Winterberry,” said Mrs. Garthwaite.

  • At the very next stop made by the circus a strong, heavy-fisted woman entered the side-show and dragged Mr. Winterberry away.

  • It was into this cage that the body of Mr. Winterberry was to be put to make a public holiday for yokels!