American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A shrub (Ilex glabra) of eastern North America, having black, berrylike fruit. Also called Appalachian tea.
- n. The fruit of the inkberry.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An elegant shrub, Ilex glabra, found on the Atlantic coast of North America. It grows from 2 to more than 4 feet high, has slender, flexible stems and leathery evergreen leaves, shining on the surface and of a lanceolate form, and produces small black berries.
- n. The plant Randia aculeata, called the West Indian inkberry.
- n. The plant Mollinedia macrophylla (Kibara macrophylla of authors), called the Australian or Queensland inkberry.
- n. 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.
- n. The fruit of such a plant.
- n. evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries
- ink + berry (Wiktionary)
“The name inkberry was given to the plant because of the strong stain of the berry juice which was sometimes used for ink.”
“It was as if, instead of clipping a photo of sophora, sea lavender, or inkberry to the side of my easel, I had clipped this very photograph.”
“Among the groomed inkberry hedgerows and white picket fences of Provincetown's West End sits the rambling Cape Cod-style Red Inn. The hotel's eight rooms are traditional, with wide-plank ceilings, pine floors, and wrought-iron beds.”
“There was Cherokee bean and inkberry low on the ground, but none of that jungle shit that's growing out there now.”
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Different kinds of berries. In particular it's a list of those with -berry in the name, regardless of whether they are true berries or not. According to Schlockipedia, the botanical class of berrie...
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