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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.

Etymologies

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

From the resemblance of the berries to sheep droppings.

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