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1. See goji.
2. A deciduous shrub (Symphoricarpos occidentalis) of western North America, having white berries and pinkish bell-shaped flowers.


n, pl -ries
the berry of either of two plants of the genus Lycium, valued for its nutritional qualities


(ˈwʊlfˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a North American shrub, Symphoricarpos occidentalis, of the honeysuckle family, with bell-shaped pink flowers and white berries.
[1825–35, Amer.]
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Liu Guo's translation of the Fuda recipe: Astragalus membranaceus/astragalus roots or huang qi (20 g) to strengthen stomach and spleen; red dates or hong zao (30 g) to calm the central nervous system; Lycii fructus/wolfberry fruit or gou qi zi (30 g) to nourish kidney and liver, improve eyesight; Coicis semen/coix seed/Job's tears seed or yi yi ren
Shu Di Huang (cooked Radix Rehmanniae) Shan Yao (Radix Dioscoreae) Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii) Nu Zhen Zi (Fructus Ligustri Lucidi) Tu Si Zi (Semen Cuscutae) Han Lian Cao (Herba Ecliptae) Di Gu Pi (Cortex Lycii) Xiang Fu (Rhizoma Cyperi), 15g each Huang Bai (Cortex Phellodendri) Mu Dan Pi (Cortex Moutan), 10g each Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) Long Gu (Os Draconis), 20g each
If there was qi and blood dual vacuity, Huang Qi was increased up to 60 grams, and 15 grams of Gou Qi Zi (Fructus Lycii) and 30 grams of Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhizae) were added.