winterberry

[ win-ter-ber-ee ]
/ ˈwɪn tərˌbɛr i /

noun, plural win·ter·ber·ries.

any of several North American hollies of the genus Ilex, having red berries that are persistent through the winter.

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Origin of winterberry

First recorded in 1750–60; winter + berry
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