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Any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus, especially E. commutata of western North America, having silvery leaves and berries and small fragrant flowers.


n, pl -ries
(Plants) any of numerous species of shrub, also known as oleaster, of the genus Elaeagnus


(ˈsɪl vərˌbɛr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a North American shrub, Elaeagnus commutata (or E. argentea), of the oleaster family, with silvery leaves and silvery berries.
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Noun1.silverberry - deciduous unarmed North American shrub with silvery leaves and fruits
oleaster - any of several shrubs of the genus Elaeagnus having silver-white twigs and yellow flowers followed by olivelike fruits
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For starters, Ellen Zachos explains how to make juices from wild grapes and silverberries (an invasive shrub in the eastern United States), which she says is "one of my favorite foraged fruits, and not because it's high in vitamin C and lycopene, an antioxidant.