Definition of winterberry in English:

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winterberry

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noun (plural winterberries)

A North American holly with toothed, non-prickly leaves and berries which persist through the winter.
  • Genus Ilex, family Aquifoliaceae: several species, in particular I. verticillata.
Example sentences
  • While its needles are still alive and fresh, we decorate the tree with colorful glass globes, tinsel, red winterberries from a deciduous holly, spruce and fir cones, and cotton to simulate snow.
  • Plant lower-growing, berry-laden shrubs, such as winterberry and chokeberry, as a bridge from the trees to ground covers.
  • Holly, winterberry, cotoneaster and many other food-bearers yield nutritious fare that's more appealing to a wider variety of birds than commercial food.

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