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1. Any of certain bayberries, the wax myrtle, or the fruit of these plants.
2. See candlenut.
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n, pl -ries
(Plants) another name for wax myrtle
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bay•ber•ry(ˈbeɪˌbɛr i, -bə ri)
n., pl. -ries.
1. any of several often aromatic trees or shrubs of the genus Myrica, of NE North America, bearing a grayish-white berry covered with a wax used in candle making.
2. the berry of such a plant.
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|Noun||1.||candleberry - deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries|
wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries
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