Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See farkleberry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The farkleberry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as farkleberry.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. shrub or small tree of eastern United States having black inedible berries

Etymologies

sparkle +‎ berry, apparently a rhyme of farkleberry. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Planted in a massed grouping, sparkleberry will add brilliant color to the winter landscape.

    New crop of hybrid plants demonstrate beauty of ingenuity

  • I put pumpkins and squash all around the house and decorated the table with kale and sorghum and sparkleberry.

    Stuffed Acorn Squash with Cranberries and Pecans

  • The winter gold is the most wonderful color and really is set off by the red sparkleberry too.

    Sparkleberry And Winter Gold « Fairegarden

  • I was leery when spending so much for the initial sparkleberry bushes, but now would snap up any of these if seen at a nursery.

    Sparkleberry And Winter Gold « Fairegarden

  • The streetside two are winter gold, the middle two are sparkleberry, the back two are berry heavy and the males are apollo.

    Front Walk….sweet « Fairegarden

  • Den he tek an lose Buh Rabbit from de tar baby, en eh tie um teh one sparkleberry bush, an git switch an eh lick um til eh tired.

    Plantation life before emancipation,

  • That afternoon we drove out into the woods and gathered a quantity of superb Easter lilies, papaw, sparkleberry, great fern-leaves, and cedar.

    The Life of Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • It had not changed as we progressed: ocean, sand, low dunes crowned with impenetrable tangles of wild bay, sparkleberry, and live-oak, with here and there a weather-twisted palmetto sprawling, and here and there the battered blades of cactus and Spanish-bayonet thrust menacingly forward; and over all the vultures, sailing, sailing -- some mere circling motes lost in the blue above, some sheering the earth so close that their swiftly sweeping shadows slanted continually across our road.

    In Search of the Unknown

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  • also called Vaccinium Arboreum.

    July 18, 2008

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    July 18, 2008