possum-haw

possum haw

noun
a shrub, Ilex decidua, of the southeastern U.S., having leaves that are hairy on the upper surface and glossy, red fruit.
Also called bearberry.


Origin:
1855–60, Americanism

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possum haw

noun
deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States [syn: bearberry
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