[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.

Origin of inkberry

An Americanism dating back to 1755–65; ink + berry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for 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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