snow-berry

snowberry

[snoh-ber-ee, -buh-ree]
noun, plural snowberries.
1.
a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos albus, of the honeysuckle family, cultivated for its ornamental white berries.
2.
any of certain other white-berried plants.

Origin:
1750–60, Americanism; snow + berry

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snowberry (ˈsnəʊbərɪ, -brɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
1.  any of several caprifoliaceous shrubs of the genus Symphoricarpos, esp S. albus, cultivated for their small pink flowers and white berries
2.  Also called: waxberry any of the berries of such a plant
3.  any of various other white-berried plants

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