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 farkleberry; from 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.