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[win-ter-ber-ee] /ˈwɪn tərˌbɛr i/
noun, plural winterberries.
any of several North American hollies of the genus Ilex, having red berries that are persistent through the winter.
black alder (def 1).
Origin of winterberry
1750-60; winter + berry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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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.

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  • 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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