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coffeeberry

[ kaw-fee-ber-ee, kof-ee- ]

noun

, plural cof·fee·ber·ries.
  1. an evergreen shrub, Rhamnus californica, of the buckthorn family, common in the western U.S., having small, greenish flowers and red fruit that turns black, grown as a bee plant.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of coffeeberry1

An Americanism dating back to 1655–65; coffee + berry

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