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silverberry

[ sil-ver-ber-ee ]
/ ˈsɪl vərˌbɛr i /
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noun, plural sil·ver·ber·ries.
a shrub, Elaeagnus commutata (or E. argentea), of north-central North America, having silvery leaves and flowers and silvery, drupelike edible fruit.
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Origin of silverberry

First recorded in 1855–60; silver + berry
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