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winterberry

[win-ter-ber-ee] /ˈwɪn tərˌbɛr i/
noun, plural winterberries.
1.
any of several North American hollies of the genus Ilex, having red berries that are persistent through the winter.
2.
black alder (def 1).
Origin of winterberry
1750-1760
1750-60; winter + berry
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  • “They certainly deserve it, abducting a nice little gentleman like Mr. winterberry,” said Mrs. Garthwaite.

  • Smooth winterberry: is really another ilex, Ilex lævigata, a larger bush than Ilex verticillata, the black alder or winterberry.

    Winter Dallas Lore Sharp
  • At the very next stop made by the circus a strong, heavy-fisted woman entered the side-show and dragged Mr. winterberry away.

  • It was into this cage that the body of Mr. winterberry was to be put to make a public holiday for yokels!

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