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- a shrub (genus Shepherdia) of the oleaster family, native to W North America, with silvery leaves
- its red, fleshy, edible berry
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nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Any of three North American shrubs or small trees of the genus Shepherdia, having small yellowish flowers, drupelike fruits, and foliage that is covered with silvery scales.
- The berry of any of these plants.