silverberry
noun Date: 1856 a North American shrub (Elaeagnus commutata) of the oleaster family with silvery deciduous foliage

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  • Silverberry — Sil ver*ber ry, n. (Bot.) A tree or shrub ({El[ae]agnus argentea}) with silvery foliage and fruit. Gray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • silverberry — ☆ silverberry [sil′vərber΄ē ] n. pl. silverberries a shrub (Elaeagnus commutata) of the oleaster family, with silvery leaves and fruit, native to the N U.S. and to Canada …   English World dictionary

  • silverberry — amerikinis žilakrūmis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Elaeagnus argentea angl. silverberry; silverberry elaeagnus; wolfberry vok. Ölweide; Silber Ölweide rus. лох серебристый lenk. oliwnik srebrzysty …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • silverberry — /sil veuhr ber ee/, n., pl. silverberries. a shrub, Elaeagnus commutata (or E. argentea), of north central North America, having silvery leaves and flowers and silvery, drupelike edible fruit. [1855 60; SILVER + BERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • silverberry — noun a) A genus of about 50 70 species of deciduous or evergreen shrubs or small trees with alternate leaves, primarily native to temperate and subtropical regions of Asia. b) The fruit of such a plant. Syn: Elaeagnus, oleaster …   Wiktionary

  • silverberry — sil·ver·berry …   English syllables

  • silverberry — sil•ver•ber•ry [[t]ˈsɪl vərˌbɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries pln a North American shrub, Elaeagnus commutata (or E. argentea), of the oleaster family, with silvery leaves and silvery berries • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • silverberry — noun deciduous unarmed North American shrub with silvery leaves and fruits • Syn: ↑silver berry, ↑silverbush, ↑silver bush, ↑Elaeagnus commutata • Hypernyms: ↑oleaster …   Useful english dictionary

  • silverberry elaeagnus — amerikinis žilakrūmis statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Elaeagnus argentea angl. silverberry; silverberry elaeagnus; wolfberry vok. Ölweide; Silber Ölweide rus. лох серебристый lenk. oliwnik srebrzysty …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • silverberry family — noun : elaeagnaceae …   Useful english dictionary

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