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[gawl-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural gall·ber·ries.
  1. either of two North American shrubs, Ilex glabra, the inkberry, or I. coriacea, having glossy leaves and white flowers.
  2. the fruit of either of these shrubs.
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Origin of gallberry

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; gall3 + berry
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Historical Examples

  • They would pick the berries off the gallberry bushes for red.

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