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inkberry

[ingk-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈɪŋkˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
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
1755-1765
1755-65, Americanism; ink + berry
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Examples for inkberry
  • inkberry is shade tolerant and grows in both sunny and shaded habitats, on dry to wet sites, and on sandy to heavier peaty soils.
  • The high pocosin along the northern boundary of the park is dominated by dense stands of inkberry.
British Dictionary definitions for inkberry

inkberry

/ˈɪŋkˌbɛrɪ/
noun (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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