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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.


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


(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.]
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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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It's inkberry (Ilex glabra), and its glossy green leaves really shine in the winter landscape.
They are Clethra (known as Summersweet), "Hummingbird" variety, with a maximum height of 3 feet; Itea (known as Virginia Sweetspire), a flowering shrub; and Inkberry Holly, large and dwarf versions, producing a lot of red berries in winter.
Along the east coast in southern Florida it competes directly with the related native inkberry (Scaevola plumieri (L.) Vahl), a state threatened species.
In Vermont, she said, rain gardens often include summersweet, inkberry, shrubby dogwoods and purple coneflower.
tenuis), small sweet gums and inkberry bushes (Ilex glabra) also were present.
As the Earth Day gathering dispersed, the Sockwell Hall team got out the shovels, turned on a hose, and set to work once again, planting wax myrtle, inkberry, black-eyed susans, butterfly weed chokeberry, and other native plants.
They include: bottlebrush buckeye, American beautyberry, red twig dogwood, strawberry bush, oakleaf hydrangea, Virginia sweetspire, eastern red cedar and inkberry, just to name a few.
Bright daisies, purple echinacea, silvery Russian sage, black-eyed Susans and shallow inkberry hedges were selected to create a perennial palette.