inkberry

[ingk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]

noun, plural ink·ber·ries.

Also called gallberry. a shrub, Ilex glabra, having leathery, evergreen leaves and black berries.
the pokeweed.
the berry of either plant.

Nearby words

  1. ink sac,
  2. ink up,
  3. ink-cap,
  4. ink-jet printing,
  5. inkatha,
  6. inkblot,
  7. inkblot test,
  8. inkerman,
  9. inkhorn,
  10. inkhorn term

Origin of inkberry

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; ink + berry

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British Dictionary definitions for inkberry

inkberry

noun plural -ries

a North American holly tree, Ilex glabra, with black berry-like fruits
another name for the pokeweed
the fruit of either of these plants
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