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A shrub or small tree (Vaccinium arboreum) in the heath family, native to the southeast United States, having white flowers and dry black berries. Also called sparkleberry.

[farkle (of unknown origin) + berry.]


(Plants) dialect US a shrub or small tree (Vaccinium arboreum) bearing black berries, native to southern parts of North America. Also called: sparkleberry


(ˈfɑr kəlˌbɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a shrub, Vaccinium arboreum, of the heath family, of the southern U.S., having black berries.
[1755–65, Amer.; farkle (of obscure orig.) + berry]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.farkleberry - shrub or small tree of eastern United States having black inedible berriesfarkleberry - shrub or small tree of eastern United States having black inedible berries
blueberry, blueberry bush - any of numerous shrubs of the genus Vaccinium bearing blueberries
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The understory is dominated by yaupon holly (Ilex vomitoria), American beautyberry (Callicarpa americana), and farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum).
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Plant communities consisted of mixed-conifer hardwoods of loblolly pine (Pines taeda), blackjack oak (Quercus marilandica) and post oak (Quercus stellata), mature stands of loblolly pines, several open pastures and mixed deciduous hardwoods of oaks (Quercus) with an understory of yaupon (Ilex vomitoria), American beauty berry (Callicarpa americano), and farkleberry (Vaccinium arboreum).