Sheepberry
Sheepberry Sheep"ber`ry, n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of a small North American tree of the genus {Viburnum} ({V. Lentago}), having white flowers in flat cymes; also, the tree itself. Called also {nannyberry}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sheepberry — ☆ sheepberry [shēp′ber΄ē ] n. pl. sheepberries 1. a tall North American viburnum shrub or small tree (Viburnum lentago) with white flowers and juicy, blue black berries 2. this berry …   English World dictionary

  • sheepberry — kanadinis putinas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Putininių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Viburnum lentago), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Viburnum lentago angl. black haw; nannyberry; sheepberry; sweet viburnum vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • sheepberry — /sheep ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. sheepberries. 1. a North American shrub or small tree, Viburnum lentago, of the honeysuckle family, having flat topped clusters of small white flowers and edible, berrylike black drupes. 2. the fruit itself. Also …   Universalium

  • sheepberry — noun a) The plant Viburnum lentago, native to the northeastern and midwestern United States and southern Canada. b) Its edible fruit. Syn: nannyberry …   Wiktionary

  • sheepberry — sheep·berry …   English syllables

  • sheepberry — sheep•ber•ry [[t]ˈʃipˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries bot (boi pln) a North American shrub or small tree, Viburnum lentago, of the honeysuckle family, having small white flowers and edible, black berries • Etymology: 1805–15, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sheepberry — ˈshēp see berry noun 1. a. : a No. American shrub or small tree (Viburnum lentago) having white flowers in flat cymes b. : the black edible berrylike drupe of this plant 2. : black haw 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • nannyberry — Sheepberry Sheep ber ry, n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of a small North American tree of the genus {Viburnum} ({V. Lentago}), having white flowers in flat cymes; also, the tree itself. Called also {nannyberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • V Lentago — Sheepberry Sheep ber ry, n. (Bot.) The edible fruit of a small North American tree of the genus {Viburnum} ({V. Lentago}), having white flowers in flat cymes; also, the tree itself. Called also {nannyberry}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • black haw — sheepberry. [1700 10, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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