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An evergreen shrub (Ardisia crenata) native to Asia, cultivated as an ornamental for its attractive foliage and clusters of bright red, long-lasting berrylike fruit. Also called coralberry.
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a myrtaceous tree, Eugenia rhombea, of the Caribbean and Florida, with orange or black edible fruits
2. (Cookery) the fruit of this tree
3. (Plants) any of various other aromatic plants or shrubs having spicy edible berries, such as wintergreen
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|Noun||1.||spiceberry - shrub with coral-red berries; Japan to northern India|
Ardisia, genus Ardisia - tropical evergreen subshrubs (some climbers) to trees of Asia and Australasia to Americas
|2.||spiceberry - spicy red berrylike fruit; source of wintergreen oil|
berry - any of numerous small and pulpy edible fruits; used as desserts or in making jams and jellies and preserves