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[ingk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
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noun, plural ink·ber·ries.
  1. Also called gallberry. a shrub, Ilex glabra, having leathery, evergreen leaves and black berries.
  2. the pokeweed.
  3. the berry of either plant.
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Origin of inkberry

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; ink + berry
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British Dictionary definitions for inkberry


noun plural -ries
  1. a North American holly tree, Ilex glabra, with black berry-like fruits
  2. another name for the pokeweed
  3. the fruit of either of these plants
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