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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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.
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