Definition of gallberry in English:


Syllabification: gall·ber·ry
Pronunciation: /ˈgôlˌberē
(also gallberry holly)

noun (plural gallberries)

  • A North American holly with shiny leaves and white flowers.
    • Genus Ilex, family Aquifoliaceae: the tall gallberry (I. coriacea) of the southeastern US, and the more widespread low gallberry (I. glabra), with black berries and nearly spineless leaves
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    • A human path through the swamp is carved with a machete, although the resulting trail often seems like a feeble attempt at penetrating the hidden blackwater ponds and the massive jungles of titi, smilax, gallberry, cypress, and gum.
    • I was stunned until I took a walk through the woods and found gallberries and palmetto berries everywhere.
    • He also planted hundreds of fruiting shrubs including blueberries, gallberries, and hollies.

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