Definition of Inkberry

1. Noun. Evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries.

Exact synonyms: Evergreen Winterberry, Gall-berry, Gallberry, Ilex Glabra
Generic synonyms: Holly

Definition of Inkberry

1. Noun. Any of various unrelated plants that bear dark berries: ''Ilex glabra'', ''Ilex verticillata'', ''Scaevola plumieri'', and those of the pokeweed genus ''Phytolacca'' (especially ''Phytolacca americana''). ¹

2. Noun. The fruit of such a plant. ¹

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Definition of Inkberry

1. a small shrub [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Inkberry

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inkberry (current term)
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Literary usage of Inkberry

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1. Memoirs by Harvard University Gray Herbarium (1917)
"How lost this great animal must feel in Yarmouth County as it breaks its way through the thickets of inkberry and tangles of Green Briar to the lake-margins ..."

2. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1878)
"inkberry ; shrubs with thickish evergreen leaves glossy above, often blackish- dotted beneath, ... I. glabra, COMMON inkberry. Along sandy coast from Mass. ..."

3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1895)
"This larva is not very common in this locality, and feeds on various plants, such as button-ball, inkberry and rose. I tried to locate another one in the ..."

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