Definition of Coralberry

1. Noun. North American deciduous shrub cultivated for it abundant clusters of coral-red berrylike fruits.

Exact synonyms: Indian Currant, Symphoricarpos Orbiculatus
Group relationships: Genus Symphoricarpos, Symphoricarpos
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

2. Noun. Shrub with coral-red berries; Japan to northern India.
Exact synonyms: Ardisia Crenata, Spiceberry
Group relationships: Ardisia, Genus Ardisia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub

Definition of Coralberry

1. Noun. A species of bromeliad, (''Aechmea fulgens'') which originates from Brazil, and which is often used as an ornamental plant. ¹

2. Noun. An alternative name for the American winterberry (''Ilex erticillata''). ¹

3. Noun. The Symphoricarpos orbiculatus ¹

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Definition of Coralberry

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Coralberry

coral fungus
coral gem
coral honeysuckle
coral necklace
coral pea
coral reef
coral reefs
coral root
coral snake
coral snakes
coral tree
coral vine
coral vines
coralberry (current term)

Literary usage of Coralberry

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1. Preliminary Report on the Iron Ores and Coal Fields from the Field Work of 1872 by Missouri Bureau of Geology and Mines (1873)
"Near the edges of the prairies are pin oak, hazel, plum, and Cornus asperifolia, or rough-leaved dogwood, also wild cherry, laurel oak, rose, coralberry. ..."

2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"... orbiculatus Moench coralberry; Indian-currant Deciduous shrub Open woods, thickets, old fields, and dry banks, also escaped from cultivation. ..."

3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1884)
"Prof. Dana's " Coral and Coral Islands," 1 c, 2 b. Coral of jewelry (precious coral), 342, 1 c. "Coral," eggs of the lobster, X. 662, 1 b. coralberry, XV. ..."

4. Aristocrats of the Garden by Ernest Henry Wilson (1917)
"Another species, familiarly known as the coralberry (5. orbiculatus), has red-purple fruits and is very attractive around Christmas time. ..."

5. Trees, Shrubs and Vines of the Northeastern United States by Howard Elmore Parkhurst (1903)
"... dogwood and tulip-tree; and brighten winter's bleakness with the showy fruit of thorn-trees, mountain-ash, Japanese barberry, coralberry, and snowberry; ..."

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