winterberry
noun Date: 1759 1. an eastern North American shrub (Ilex verticillata) of the holly family with axillary flowers, usually bright red berries, and deciduous leaves that turn black in the fall — called also black alder 2. any of several congeneric shrubs or small trees (as Ilex laevigata of the eastern United States)

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  • winterberry — noun a) A species of holly native to the United States and Canada and producing red berries, Ilex verticillata. b) The fruit of this plant. Syn: American winterberry, black alder, black alder winterberry, brook alder, coralberry, deciduous holly …   Wiktionary

  • winterberry — virgininis bugienis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bugieninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ilex verticillata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ilex verticillata angl. black alder; Virginia winterberry; winterberry šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • winterberry — /win teuhr ber ee/, n., pl. winterberries. 1. any of several North American hollies of the genus Ilex, having red berries that are persistent through the winter. 2. See black alder (def. 1). [1750 60; WINTER + BERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • winterberry — win·ter·ber·ry (winґtər ber″e) Ilex verticillata …   Medical dictionary

  • winterberry — noun (plural winterberries) a North American holly with toothed, non prickly leaves. [Ilex verticillata and related species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • winterberry — win•ter•ber•ry [[t]ˈwɪn tərˌbɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries pln any of several tall North American hollies, having red berries • Etymology: 1750–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • winterberry — noun deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States • Syn: ↑bearberry, ↑possum haw, ↑Ilex decidua • Hypernyms: ↑holly …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Virginia winterberry — virgininis bugienis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bugieninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Ilex verticillata), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Ilex verticillata angl. black alder; Virginia winterberry; winterberry šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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