sheepberry

sheepberry

[sheep-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural sheepberries.
1.
a North American shrub or small tree, Viburnum lentago, of the honeysuckle family, having flat-topped clusters of small white flowers and edible, berrylike black drupes.
2.
the fruit itself.
Also called black haw, nannyberry.


Origin:
1805–15, Americanism; sheep + berry

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