from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of shrubs having silvery scurfy leaves, and belonging to the same family as Elæagnus; also, any plant of this genus. See Buffalo berry, under buffalo.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of apetalous plants, of the order Elæagnaceæ.


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  • The one gal was surprised I knew what a bulberry was (Shepherdia spp.), or that I knew what one tastes like.

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  • Of the second family (_Elæagnaceæ_), the commonest example is _Shepherdia_, a low shrub having the leaves covered with curious, scurfy hairs that give them a silvery appearance.

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  • Golden-leaved elder, _S. nigra_ var. _foliis aureis, _ (DD) and also the cut-leaved elder, are desirable forms of the European species; 5-15 ft. Buffalo-berry, _Shepherdia argentea_ (A) Silvery foliage; attractive and edible berries; 10-15 ft., often tree-like.

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  • Bull berries (_Shepherdia argentea_) were a favorite fruit, and were gathered in large quantities, as was also the white berry of the red willow.

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