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Either of two eastern North American hollies, inkberry or Ilex coriacea, having leathery leaves, small white flowers, and black berries.

[From gall (from the use of the berries to make a black dye similar to that from oak galls).]
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Noun1.gallberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berriesgallberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berries
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
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