Definition of buffalo berry in English:

buffalo berry

Syllabification: buf·fa·lo ber·ry

noun

1A North American shrub with silvery twigs and leaves and edible berries. See also soapberry.
  • Genus Shepherdia, family Elaeagnaceae: two species, the western silver buffalo berry (S. argentea), with bright red berries, and the northern Canada buffalo berry (S. canadensis), with reddish or yellow berries
More example sentences
  • Specific pigments could be obtained by the various plants: Red was obtained from red osier dogwood, alder bark, buffalo berries, squaw currants, viburnum drupes, wild plum fruits, or bloodroot.
  • He cites references back to 1841 that state that buffalo berry was widely grown.
  • In the West, buffalo berries or bull berries, chokecherries, currants and elderberries prevail.
1.1The berry of the buffalo berry shrub.
More example sentences
  • Shepherdia berries, otherwise known as buffalo berries, are not ripe in the valley yet.
  • Seed pemmican had the addition of wild cherries, saskatoon or buffalo berries added to the meat and fat mixture.
  • Some examples of berries that grizzly bears like include buffalo berries, blueberries, huckleberries, cranberries, saskatoons and crowberries.

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