Definition of dogberry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡb(ə)ri/
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡbɛri/

noun (plural dogberries)

1The fruit of the dogwood.
Example sentences
  • The brightly coloured dogberries make excellent photographic subjects, but also provide food for birds.
  • We have a taste of God's abundance when we pick up our caplins every year around the end of June as well as when we pick up our blueberries, raspberries and dogberries around every September.
  • Berry pickers would find a paradise nearby, with raspberries, blueberries, partridgeberries, bakeapples, gooseberries, marshberries, and dogberries in season.
1.1 (also dogberry tree) The dogwood.
Example sentences
  • You could smell the pine, maple and dogberry trees.
  • Their summer beauty, overgrown by roses and dogberries, belies the past reality of hardship and suffering.
  • A few hundred meters along the trail provides the first great attraction: an abundance of red and pink, provided by the thousands of dogberries and fireweed plants.
1.2A fruit of poor eating quality from any of a number of other shrubs or small trees, e.g. the American rowan.

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