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snowberry

[snoh-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
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noun, plural snow·ber·ries.
  1. a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos albus, of the honeysuckle family, cultivated for its ornamental white berries.
  2. any of certain other white-berried plants.
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Origin of snowberry

An Americanism dating back to 1750–60; snow + berry
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Examples from the Web for snowberry

Historical Examples

  • This is Snowberry, and if you eat of it, you will grow wise in the wisdom of flowers.

    The Blue Flower, and Others

    Henry van Dyke

  • On the dark oak walls, there were branches of laurel and snowberry.

    The Squire of Sandal-Side

    Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr

  • The althæa and snowberry bushes in the flower-pots, and even the stunted box-edges along the paths, swayed in the wind.

  • The Snowberry bears its pale pink flowers in drooping clusters on the spreading branches of bushes, which grow 2-5 ft. tall.

  • The Snowberry (Symphoria racemosa) bears considerable resemblance to the upright Honeysuckles.


British Dictionary definitions for snowberry

snowberry

noun plural -ries
  1. any of several caprifoliaceous shrubs of the genus Symphoricarpos, esp S. albus, cultivated for their small pink flowers and white berries
  2. Also called: waxberry any of the berries of such a plant
  3. any of various other white-berried plants
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