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

  • n. A North American deciduous shrub (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) cultivated for its abundant clusters of coral-red, berrylike fruits. Also called Indian currant.
  • n. Any of certain eastern Asian evergreen shrubs of the genus Ardisia, such as spiceberry, cultivated as a houseplant for its clusters of long-lasting, red, berrylike fruits.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A species of bromeliad, Aechme fulgens, which originates from Brazil, and which is often used as an ornamental plant.
  • n. An alternative name for the American winterberry, Ilex verticillata.
  • n. The Symphoricarpos orbiculatus

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a North American deciduous shrub (Symphoricarpos orbiculatus) cultivated for its abundant clusters of coral-red berrylike fruits.
  • n. shrub (Ardisia crenata) with coral-red berries; it is found from Japan to northern India.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Symphoricarpos vulgaris, a shrub resembling the snow-berry, but having the berries dark-red and clustered in the axils of the leaves.

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

  • n. North American deciduous shrub cultivated for it abundant clusters of coral-red berrylike fruits
  • n. shrub with coral-red berries; Japan to northern India


coral +‎ berry (Wiktionary)


  • Last fall I planted the native coralberry, Symphoricarpos orbiculatus, and I think that I'll like this little shrub, especially once it gets a bit larger in size.

    Tales from the Microbial Laboratory

  • Some of my favorites still available as of Friday afternoon include bee balm, many varieties of Louisiana iris, and coralberry. Chronicle

  • Chaparral herbicide from Dow AgroSciences controls buckbrush, western snowberry and coralberry, plus a wide spectrum of hard-to-control broadleaf weeds in grass and pasture lands.



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