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[gawl-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈgɔlˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural gallberries.
either of two North American shrubs, Ilex glabra, the inkberry, or I. coriacea, having glossy leaves and white flowers.
the fruit of either of these shrubs.
Origin of gallberry
1700-10, Americanism; gall3 + berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Low flames blacken palmetto and gallberry undergrowth, and a few trees smoke.
  • Wax myrtle, gallberry and red bay are abundant in the understory.
  • gallberry, shining fetterbush, and sweet pepperbush are also found here.
  • Also known as bitter gallberry because berries are bitter.
  • Dogwood, gallberry, and farkleberry are the major understory species.
  • Predicting fire behavior in palmetto-gallberry fuel complexes.
  • Palmetto-gallberry understory-pine overstory sites are typical and low pocosins may be represented.

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