beauty berry


noun, plural beautyberries.
any of various shrubs of the genus Callicarpa, of southern North America, as C. americana, having clusters of bluish flowers and purple, berrylike fruit.

1920–25, Americanism; beauty + berry, as translation of Neo-Latin Callicarpa Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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