buffalo berry

buffalo berry

noun
1.
either of two North American shrubs, Shepherdia argentea or S. canadensis, having silvery, oblong leaves and bearing edible yellow or red berries.
2.
the fruit itself.

Origin:
1795–1805, Americanism

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buffalo berry

(Shepherdia argentea), shrub, 2 to 6 metres (about 6 to 20 feet) high, of the oleaster family (Elaeagnaceae) with whitish, somewhat thorny branches and small, oblong, silvery leaves. It is a very hardy shrub, growing wild along stream banks in the Great Plains of North America. Because it is also tolerant of windswept sites on dry, rocky soil, it is valued as an ornamental and hedge plant where other shrubs often fail

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