noun Etymology: from the use of the berries for making ink Date: 1765 1. a. a holly (Ilex glabra) of eastern North America with evergreen oblong leathery leaves and small usually black berries b. pokeweed 2. the fruit of an inkberry

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  • Inkberry — is a term for several unrelated plants:* Any plant in the genus Phytolacca (pokeweeds) ** Especially Phytolacca americana (American Pokeweed) * Ilex glabra (Evergreen Winterberry) * Ilex verticillata (American Winterberry) * Scaevola plumieri… …   Wikipedia

  • inkberry — ☆ inkberry [iŋk′ber΄ē ] n. pl. inkberries 1. an evergreen holly (Ilex glabra) with shiny, leathery leaves, native to E North America 2. its dark purple fruit 3. POKEWEED …   English World dictionary

  • inkberry — plikasis bugienis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bugieninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medingas augalas (Ilex glabra), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ilex glabra angl. Appalachian tea; bitter gallberry; gallberry; inkberry;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • inkberry — gelsvasis cestras statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bulvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis nuodingas augalas (Cestrum laevigatum), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Cestrum laevigatum angl. inkberry port. dama da noite šaltinis Valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • inkberry — /ingk ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. inkberries. 1. Also called gallberry. a shrub, Ilex glabra, having leathery, evergreen leaves and black berries. 2. the pokeweed. 3. the berry of either plant. [1755 65, Amer.; INK + BERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inkberry — noun a) Any of various unrelated plants that bear dark berries: Ilex glabra, Ilex verticillata, Scaevola plumieri, and those of the pokeweed genus Phytolacca (especially Phytolacca americana). b) The fruit of such a plant …   Wiktionary

  • Inkberry — Randia (J) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • inkberry — ink•ber•ry [[t]ˈɪŋkˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) pln a holly bush, Ilex glabra, of E North America, with leathery leaves and black berries 2) pln the pokeweed 3) pln the berry of either plant • Etymology: 1755–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • inkberry — noun evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries • Syn: ↑gallberry, ↑gall berry, ↑evergreen winterberry, ↑Ilex glabra • Hypernyms: ↑holly …   Useful english dictionary

  • inkberry poke — amerikinė fitolaka statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Fitolakinių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, maistinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Phytolacca americana), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Phytolacca americana angl.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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