Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An eastern North American shrub (Viburnum lentago) having clusters of white flowers and blue-black fruit.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sheepberry, Viburnum Lentago.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) See sheepberry.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The sheepberry (plant or fruit).

Etymologies

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

[Perhaps from the berries' resemblance to a nanny goat's teats.]

Examples

  • The tentative plan there is to reintroduce staghorn sumac, nannyberry, and other native plants to create a wooded glade.

    Chicago Reader

  • Available species include bald cypress, various dogwood, maple and oak varieties, arrowwood and nannyberry viburnum, black chokeberry, river birch, buttonbush, redbud, Norway spruce, eastern white pine and fragrant sumac.

    IndyStar.com Top Stories

  • GNU Emacs 23.1.1 (i486-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.16.1) of 2009-09-17 on nannyberry, modified by Debian Does anyone have any ideas?

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • "Brush" isn't one thing at all, but hundreds of species of native plants - wild cranberry, prickly ash, nannyberry, red-twig dogwood, hornbeam, greenbrier, witch hazel.

    CounterPunch

  • You'll see new views, new beauty - purple nannyberry seeds, the golf ball-size blooms of carrion flower and the weird sci-fi flowers, like computerized explosions, of buttonbush.

    CounterPunch

  • Just listing some berries will give a rough idea of how many indigenous fruits we’ve never tasted: crackleberry, whimberry, bababerry, bearberry, salmonberry, raccoon berry, rockberry, honeyberry, nannyberry, white snowberry and berryberry.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Just listing some berries will give a rough idea of how many indigenous fruits we’ve never tasted: crackleberry, whimberry, bababerry, bearberry, salmonberry, raccoon berry, rockberry, honeyberry, nannyberry, white snowberry and berryberry.

    The Fruit Hunters

  • Just listing some berries will give a rough idea of how many indigenous fruits we’ve never tasted: crackleberry, whimberry, bababerry, bearberry, salmonberry, raccoon berry, rockberry, honeyberry, nannyberry, white snowberry and berryberry.

    The Fruit Hunters

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