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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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.
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