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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.
  2. black alder(def 1).
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Origin of winterberry

First recorded in 1750–60; winter + berry
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Examples from the Web for winterberry

Historical Examples

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


    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • “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!