Definition of Marlberry
1. Noun. Tropical American shrub or small tree with brown wood and dark berries.
Group relationships: Ardisia, Genus Ardisia
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
Lexicographical Neighbors of Marlberry
Literary usage of Marlberry
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Check List of the Forest Trees of the United States: Their Names and Ranges by George Bishop Sudworth (1898)
"... islands and on the west coast from Caloosa River to Cape Romano); Bahamas, Cuba, and southern Mexico. NAMES IN USE.—marlberry (Fla.); Cherry (Fla.). ..."
2. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"Of the nature of or resembling marl ; having the properties of marl. marlberry (marl'ber'i), n.; ..."
3. The Autobiography of Brantley York by Brantley York (1910)
"On Saturday the 4th of June we went to marlberry a Quaker church, at which time and place the Friends were holding quarterly meeting. ..."
4. The Everglades and Other Essays Relating to Southern Florida by John Clayton Gifford (1912)
"marlberry Cherry. SAPOTACEAE. SAPODILLA FAMILY. Chrysophyllum oliviforme. Satin-Leaf. Southern Florida. Highly prized as an ornamental tree because of the ..."
5. Ornamental Gardening in Florida by Charles Torrey Simpson (1916)
"... ornament of the woods in spring and would probably do well throughout most of the state if planted in good soil and somewhat shaded. The marlberry ..."