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snowberry

[snoh-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈsnoʊˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
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
1750-1760
1750-60, Americanism; snow + berry
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Examples for snowberry
  • Early season nests were more likely to be in snowberry than late season nests.
  • The under-story species usually growing among these trees are ninebark, snowberry, and kinnikinnick.
  • Woody plants which are particularly suitable to contour wattling are willow, red-osier dogwood, and snowberry.
British Dictionary definitions for snowberry

snowberry

/ˈsnəʊbərɪ; -brɪ/
noun (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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