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farkleberry

Line breaks: farkle|berry
Pronunciation: /ˈfɑːk(ə)lˌb(ə)ri
 
, -ˌbɛri/

Definition of farkleberry in English:

noun (plural farkleberries)

A shrub or small tree with thick leathery leaves and inedible black berries, native to the south-eastern US.
  • Vaccinium arboreum, family Ericaceae
Example sentences
  • Common shrubs are farkleberry, lowbush blueberry, and maple-leaved viburnum.

Origin

mid 18th century: probably an alteration of whortleberry.

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