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[waks-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural wax·ber·ries.
  1. the wax myrtle or the bayberry.
  2. the snowberry.
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Origin of waxberry

First recorded in 1825–35; wax1 + berry
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Examples from the Web for waxberry

Historical Examples

  • 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

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

British Dictionary definitions for waxberry


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