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waxberry

[ waks-ber-ee, -buh-ree ]
/ ˈwæksˌbɛr i, -bə ri /
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noun, plural wax·ber·ries.
the wax myrtle or the bayberry.
the snowberry.
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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

waxberry
/ (ˈwæksbərɪ, -brɪ) /

noun plural -ries
the waxy fruit of the wax myrtle or the snowberry
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