twinberry
noun Etymology: from the occurrence of the berries in pairs Date: 1821 1. a western North American honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata) with yellowish involucrate flowers 2. partridgeberry

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  • twinberry — ☆ twinberry [twin′ber΄ē ] n. pl. twinberries 1. a North American variety of honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata) with purple flowers 2. PARTRIDGEBERRY …   English World dictionary

  • twinberry — kvapusis rambenis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mirtinių šeimos medieninis augalas (Myrcianthes fragrans), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Myrcianthes fragrans angl. twinberry pranc. bois pelé; goyavier montagne isp …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • twinberry — /twin ber ee, beuh ree/, n., pl. twinberries. 1. the partridgeberry, Mitchella repens. 2. a North American honeysuckle shrub, Lonicera involucrata, having involucrate flowers of various colors. [1815 25, Amer. TWIN1 + BERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • twinberry — noun a) A North American species of honeysuckle, Lonicera involucrata. b) Its fruit, a bitter edible black berry containing several small seeds …   Wiktionary

  • twinberry — twin·berry …   English syllables

  • twinberry — twin•ber•ry [[t]ˈtwɪnˌbɛr i, bə ri[/t]] n. pl. ries 1) pln partridgeberry 2) pln a North American honeysuckle shrub, Lonicera involucrata, having involucrate flowers • Etymology: 1815–25, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • twinberry — noun 1. creeping woody plant of eastern North America with shiny evergreen leaves and scarlet berries • Syn: ↑partridgeberry, ↑boxberry, ↑Mitchella repens • Hypernyms: ↑vine • Member Holonyms: ↑Mitchella, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • black twinberry — noun : a fly honeysuckle (Lonicera involucrata) of western No. America with bitter black fruit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Myrcianthes — leucoxyla Scientific classification Kingdom: Plantae …   Wikipedia

  • Lonicera involucrata — ID 48865 Symbol Key LOIN5 Common Name twinberry honeysuckle Family Caprifoliaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Native to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MI, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, WI, WY Growth… …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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