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spice·ber·ry

 (spīs′bĕr′ē)
n.
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.

spiceberry

(ˈspaɪsbərɪ; -brɪ)
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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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
checkerberry, creeping wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens, mountain tea, teaberry, wintergreen, groundberry, ground-berry - creeping shrub of eastern North America having white bell-shaped flowers followed by spicy red berrylike fruit and shiny aromatic leaves that yield wintergreen oil
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It's not named, even colloquially, after any of its providers of more wholesome grub - the very smart (and well-hidden) gourmet Indian Spiceberry, US burger import Five Guys (which is in the Brewery Quarter but, like Le Bistrot Pierre, looks out into Caroline Street), and California-style burrito bar Tortilla.
2) Erin's lace-trimmed camisole, $58, of silk, nylon and lycra, is shown with a V-neck cardigan, $88, in spiceberry.
That day I found, lodged in the crotch of a spiceberry bush, the nest of a red-eyed vireo, leftover from summer.