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[From the use of its berry-laden boughs in Christmas decorations .]
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|Noun||1.||Christmas berry - spiny evergreen shrub of southeastern United States having spreading branches usually blue or mauve flowers and red berries|
genus Lycium, Lycium - deciduous and evergreen shrubs often spiny; cosmopolitan in temperate and subtropical regions
|2.||Christmas berry - ornamental evergreen treelike shrub of the Pacific coast of the United States having large white flowers and red berrylike fruits; often placed in genus Photinia|
genus Heteromeles, Heteromeles - one species: toyon; in some classifications included in genus Photinia