from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various shrubs of the genus Symphoricarpos, especially S. albus of North America, having small pinkish flowers and white berries.
- n. Any of various tropical American shrubs or vines of the genus Chiococca, having white globular fruit and small yellow or white flowers clustered in lateral racemes.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A shrub bearing white berries, now especially of the genus Symphoricarpos.
- n. The fruit of this shrub.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A name of several shrubs with white berries; as, the Symphoricarpus racemosus of the Northern United States, and the Chiococca racemosa of Florida and tropical America.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A shrub of the genus Symphoricarpus, chiefly S. racemosus, native northward in North America.
- n. A low erect or trailing rubiaceous shrub, Chiococca racemosa, of tropical and subtropical America, entering Florida.
- n. A Tasmanian name for Gaultheria hispida. See wax-cluster and chucky-chucky.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. deciduous shrub of western North America having spikes of pink flowers followed by round white berries
I stopped beside a scrubby little bush we children called the snowberry, the fruit of which was reputed to be poisonous.
The snowberry is a native of North America, where it grows on dry and stony banks from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast.
MOLLY AND ANTONIO MANZANARES RANCH SHEEP MUCH AS THEIR ANCESTORS DID, riding horseback to move their flock from one high desert pasture to another to graze on lush mountain grasses and mountain mahogany and snowberry.
From up here the rolling slope of yellow green grasses looks like an untouched prairie, patchworked with snowberry and chokecherry and elderberry, the way it must have looked when the Blackstocks grazed their cattle or the Indians traded skins and beads, or even a time before any human had seen this land.
Skunkbush sumac and western snowberry are common shrubs.
Douglas-fir with an understory of snowberry and pinegrass grows in mesic areas and on north-facing slopes.
As a result, riparian tree and shrub growth is more extensive than in other Northwestern Great Plains (43) ecoregions; boxelder, snowberry, serviceberry, and bullberry grow along streams and up north-facing slopes.
Southerly slopes support mountain big sagebrush, mountain mahogany, snowberry and rose with an understory of Idaho fescue.
Potential natural vegetation is mostly mixed-grass prairie, with riparian vegetation of cottonwood, snowberry, wildplum, and silver buffalo-berry along the North Platte River.
These barren-looking mountains are covered instead by dense mountain brush that is dominated by mountain big sagebrush, western serviceberry, snowberry, and low sagebrush.