ink berry

inkberry

[ingk-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural inkberries.
1.
Also called gallberry. a shrub, Ilex glabra, having leathery, evergreen leaves and black berries.
2.
the pokeweed.
3.
the berry of either plant.

Origin:
1755–65, Americanism; ink + berry

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inkberry (ˈɪŋkˌbɛrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  a North American holly tree, Ilex glabra, with black berry-like fruits
2.  another name for the pokeweed
3.  the fruit of either of these plants

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