a sumac, Rhus integrifolia, of southern California, having hairy, dark-red fruits used to make a beverage resembling lemonade.
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Why Do We Call Them Berries?The berry family is a linguistic invention particular to Germanic languages, like English. Other languages, like Spanish and French, do not combine the wide, diverse berry family into one group, but rather have very different words for blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries.
Origin of lemonade berry
An Americanism dating back to 1905–10
Also called lemonade sumac, sourberry.
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