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wolfberry

[woo lf-ber-ee, -buh-ree] /ˈwʊlfˌbɛr i, -bə ri/
noun, plural wolfberries.
1.
a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos occidentalis, of the honeysuckle family, having gray, hairy, egg-shaped leaves and pinkish, bell-shaped flowers, and bearing white berries.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism; wolf + berry
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British Dictionary definitions for wolfberry

wolfberry

/ˈwʊlfˌbɛrɪ/
noun
1.
the berry of either of two plants of the genus Lycium, valued for its nutritional qualities Also goji
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