Winterberry meaning

wĭntər-bĕrē
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A deciduous shrub or small tree (Ilex verticillata), the most widespread of North American hollies, growing in many variable forms from eastern Canada south to Texas and Florida and having bright red berries.
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Any of several other North American hollies, especially Ilex laevigata, having red berries.
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Any of several tall hollies of E North America, as the inkberry and the black alder, with thin, evergreen or deciduous leaves and brilliant red, black, purple, or yellow berries that persist over winter.
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A species of holly native to the United States and Canada and producing red berries, Ilex verticillata.
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The fruit of this plant.
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Origin of winterberry

  • winter +"Ž berry; from the berries' persistence throughout the winter.

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