gall berry

gallberry

[gawl-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural gallberries.
1.
either of two North American shrubs, Ilex glabra, the inkberry, or I. coriacea, having glossy leaves and white flowers.
2.
the fruit of either of these shrubs.

Origin:
1700–10, Americanism; gall3 + berry

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gallberry

noun
evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries [syn: inkberry
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