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gall-berries

gall-berries is a plural form of gall-berry

gall-berry

Definition:

an evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

gall-berries

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

Ilex glabra [species] | evergreen winterberry | gallberry | inkberry | I. glabra [abbreviation, species]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Ilex glabra [species] | Appalachian Tea | Dye-leaves | Evergreen Winterberry | Gallberry | Inkberry

a species of holly native to Eastern North America in the United States and Canada. Its native range is from Florida north to Nova Scotia and the southern Ohio and Mississippi Valleys. This plant is often used as an ornamental plant. Gallberry nectar... (43 of 142 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Ilex glabra

Merriam-Webster:

inkberry | Ilex glabra [species, sense-specific] | pokeweed [synonym, sense-specific]

a holly of eastern North America with evergreen oblong leathery leaves and small usually black berries ; "pokeweed" | the fruit of an inkberry (23 of 51 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation, 1 image)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/inkberry

Oxford Dictionary:

inkberry | inkberries [plural] | Ilex glabra [species] | gallberry | gallberries [plural] | Aquifoliaceae [family, member of]

a low-growing North American holly with black berries and nearly spineless leaves (12 of 36 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/inkberry

American Heritage Dictionary:

inkberry | Appalachian tea [sense-specific] | Ilex glabra [species, sense-specific]

A shrub "(Ilex glabra") of eastern North America, having black, berrylike fruit. | The fruit of the inkberry. (17 of 24 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/inkberry

New World Dictionary:

inkberry [United States] | inkberries [plural] | Ilex glabra [species, sense-specific]

an evergreen holly with shiny, leathery leaves, native to eastern North America | its dark-purple fruit | "pokeweed" (16 of 23 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/inkberry

Collins Dictionary:

inkberry | inkberries [plural] | Ilex glabra [species, sense-specific] | pokeweed [species, sense-specific]

a North American holly treewith black berry-like fruits | another name for the "pokeweed" | the fruit of either of these plants (20 of 205 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/inkberry

Random House Dictionary:

inkberry | inkberries [plural] | gallberry [synonym, sense-specific] | Ilex glabra [species, sense-specific]

a shrub having leathery, evergreen leaves and black berries. | the pokeweed. | the berry of either plant. (16 of 32 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/inkberry

Wiktionary:

inkberry | inkberries [plural] | Ilex verticillata [species, sense-specific] | Phytolacca americana [species, sense-specific] | Phytolacca [genus, sense-specific]

Any of various unrelated plants that bear dark berries: Ilex glabra Scaevola plumieri, and those of the pokeweed genus Phytolacca. | The fruit of such a plant. (26 of 32 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/inkberry

Britannica Encyclopedia:

holly [plant genus]

any of the shrubs and trees of the genus Ilex, in the family Aquifoliaceae, comprising about 400 species of red- or black-berried plants, including ... (24 of 213 words, 2 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/269443​/holly

Columbia Encyclopedia:

holly

common name for members of the Aquifoliaceae, a family of widely distributed trees and shrubs, most numerous in Central and South America. The ... (23 of 191 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0823985​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

holly | hollies [plural]

[countable/uncountable] a bush or tree with dark green leaves with sharp points and small bright red berries ; [uncountable] branches or leaves and ... (23 of 56 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/holly

Cambridge Dictionary:

holly

a small evergreen (never losing its leaves) tree with shiny sharp leaves and small round red fruit (17 of 25 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/holly

Encarta Dictionary:

inkberry | inkberries [plural]

a black berry from a North American evergreen bush | an evergreen bush that has leathery dark-green leaves and produces black berries. Native to: ... (23 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861621354​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio reference

the Free Dictionary:

gall-berry

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gall-berry"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gall-berry"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/gall-berry

gallberry

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "gallberry"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "gallberry"

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