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buffalo berry

  1. either of two North American shrubs, Shepherdia argentea or S. canadensis, having silvery, oblong leaves and bearing edible yellow or red berries.
  2. the fruit itself.
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Origin of buffalo berry

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Historical Examples

  • As soon as she discovered me, she hastened toward a creek heavily fringed with buffalo-berry bushes.

    Red Hunters And the Animal People

    Charles A. Eastman