[ waks-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]

noun,plural wax·ber·ries.
  1. the wax myrtle or the bayberry.

  2. the snowberry.

Origin of waxberry

First recorded in 1825–35; wax1 + berry

Words Nearby waxberry

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How to use waxberry in a sentence

  • So he went over behind the waxberry bushes, too, and was half way home before you could say "Jack Robinson."

  • waxberry bushes stoutly thrived, and, in early springtime, an aged Pyrrhus Japonica put on its blaze of scarlet bloom.

    A Garden with House Attached | Sarah Warner Brooks
  • More exquisite still is a single rose rescued from choking in a snarl of waxberry bushes.

    A Garden with House Attached | Sarah Warner Brooks
  • Tamaiti himself disappeared a while in the bush and returned with coco tinder, dry leaves, and a spray of waxberry.

    In the South Seas | Robert Louis Stevenson

British Dictionary definitions for waxberry


/ (ˈwæksbərɪ, -brɪ) /

nounplural -ries
  1. the waxy fruit of the wax myrtle or the snowberry

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