hobblebush

[ hob-uhl-boosh ]
/ ˈhɒb əlˌbʊʃ /

noun

a North American shrub, Viburnum alnifolium, of the honeysuckle family, having flat-topped clusters of white flowers and red-to-black berrylike fruit.

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Also called American wayfaring tree.

Origin of hobblebush

1810–20, Americanism;hobble + bush1; so called from the fact that it obstructs the way with its branches
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