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- noun any shrubby trees or woody vines of the genus Euonymus having showy usually reddish berries
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And, unable to keep still, she went up lonely on to Box Hill, and wandered among its yew trees and spindleberry bushes, till she was tired out and the sun was nearly down.
Swan Song 2004
She turned away, spasmodically tearing the twigs of spindleberry from the hedge, and fastening them, with vibrating fingers, in the bosom of her coat.
Women in Love 1907
knitandpurl commented on the word spindleberry
"The early sun is making the snow sparkle, and the red spindleberries glow in the hedge the far side of the garden, so it's all white, green and red, like the Italian flag."
Kehua! by Fay Weldon, p 32
October 27, 2013