coffeeberry

coffeeberry

[kaw-fee-ber-ee, kof-ee-]
noun, plural coffeeberries.
an evergreen shrub, Rhamnus californica, of the buckthorn family, common in the western U.S., having small, greenish flowers and red fruit that turns black, grown as a bee plant.

Origin:
1655–65, Americanism; coffee + berry

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