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ink·ber·ry

 (ĭngk′bĕr′ē)
n.
1. An evergreen holly (Ilex glabra) of eastern North America, having leathery foliage and black berries and often cultivated for hedges and borders.
2. See pokeweed.

inkberry

(ˈɪŋkˌbɛrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a North American holly tree, Ilex glabra, with black berry-like fruits
2. (Plants) another name for the pokeweed
3. (Plants) the fruit of either of these plants

ink•ber•ry

(ˈɪŋkˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
1. a holly bush, Ilexglabra, of E North America, with leathery leaves and black berries.
2. the pokeweed.
3. the berry of either plant.
[1755–65, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inkberry - evergreen holly of eastern North America with oblong leathery leaves and small black berriesinkberry - 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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Since inkberries aren't normally labeled by sex, that's easier said than done, especially if you have room for only a couple of shrubs.
As more gardeners discover the virtues of inkberries, I'm betting there will be more named selections identified as male or female, just as they do for other kinds of hollies.