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sheepberry

[ sheep-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈʃipˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
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noun, plural sheep·ber·ries.
a North American shrub or small tree, Viburnum lentago, of the honeysuckle family, having flat-topped clusters of small white flowers and edible, berrylike black drupes.
the fruit itself.
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Also called black haw, nannyberry.

Origin of sheepberry

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15; sheep + berry
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How to use sheepberry in a sentence

  • The fruit of the sweet viburnum, nanny-berry or sheepberry, is said to be edible.

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