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beautyberry

[ byoo-tee-ber-ee ]
/ ˈbyu tiˌbɛr i /
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noun, plural beau·ty·ber·ries.
any of various shrubs of the genus Callicarpa, of southern North America, as C. americana, having clusters of bluish flowers and purple, berrylike fruit.
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Origin of beautyberry

1920–25, Americanism;beauty + berry, as translation of New Latin Callicarpa
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