[ win-ter-ber-ee ]

noun,plural win·ter·ber·ries.
  1. any of several North American hollies of the genus Ilex, having red berries that are persistent through the winter.

Origin of winterberry

First recorded in 1750–60; winter + berry

Words Nearby winterberry Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use winterberry in a sentence

  • “They certainly deserve it, abducting a nice little gentleman like Mr. winterberry,” said Mrs. Garthwaite.

  • At the very next stop made by the circus a strong, heavy-fisted woman entered the side-show and dragged Mr. winterberry away.

  • It was into this cage that the body of Mr. winterberry was to be put to make a public holiday for yokels!

  • Smooth winterberry: is really another ilex, Ilex lævigata, a larger bush than Ilex verticillata, the black alder or winterberry.

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