an evergreen shrub or small tree (Vaccinium arboreum) of the heath family, with bell-shaped, white flowers and round, black berries, found in the S U.S.
Origin of farkleberryfrom uncertain or unknown; perhaps
A shrub or small tree (Vaccinium arboreum) in the heath family, native to the southeast United States, having white flowers and dry black berries. Also called sparkleberry .
Origin of farkleberryfarkle ( of unknown origin ) berry
(countable and uncountable, plural farkleberries)
- (uncountable) A species of Vaccinium (Vaccinium arboreum) native to the southeastern United States, from southern Virginia west to southeastern Missouri, and south to Florida and eastern Texas; taking the form of a shrub (rarely a small tree) growing to 3-5 m (rarely 9 m) tall.
- (countable) A berry from a shrub of this species.