from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Either of two eastern North American shrubs or trees (Viburnum lentago or V. prunifolium) having clusters of white flowers and edible blue-black berries. Also called nannyberry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The plant Viburnum lentago, native to the northeastern and midwestern United States and southern Canada.
- n. Its edible fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The edible fruit of a small North American tree of the genus Viburnum (V. Lentago), having white flowers in flat cymes; also, the tree itself. Called also nannyberry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small tree, Viburnum Lentago, of eastern North America. It bears small white flowers in cymes, and black edible drupes.
- n. The fruit of the above tree, so called from its fancied resemblance to sheep-droppings. Also nanny-berry.
From the resemblance of the berries to sheep droppings.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
The fruit of the sweet viburnum, nanny-berry or sheepberry, is said to be edible.