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shadberry

[ shad-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈʃædˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
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noun, plural shad·ber·ries.

the fruit of a shadbush.
the plant itself.

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Origin of shadberry

1795–1805, Americanism;shad (perhaps dial. shad cool spot, Old English sceadshade, shelter) + berry

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British Dictionary definitions for shadberry

shadberry
/ (ˈʃædbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries

Word Origin for shadberry

C19: perhaps so called because they appear when shad fish are in the rivers to spawn
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