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[woo lf-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural wolf·ber·ries.
  1. a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos occidentalis, of the honeysuckle family, having gray, hairy, egg-shaped leaves and pinkish, bell-shaped flowers, and bearing white berries.
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Origin of wolfberry

An Americanism dating back to 1825–35; wolf + berry
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Examples from the Web for wolfberry

Historical Examples

  • Then I thought it would be a good idea to use the wolfberry that grows wild on the prairies.

    Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916


British Dictionary definitions for wolfberry


  1. the berry of either of two plants of the genus Lycium, valued for its nutritional qualitiesAlso: goji
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