nannyberry


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nan·ny·ber·ry

 (năn′ē-bĕr′ē)
n.
An eastern North American shrub (Viburnum lentago) having clusters of white flowers and blue-black fruit.

[Perhaps from the berries' resemblance to a nanny goat's teats.]
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Viburnum lentago L.; Nannyberry, sheepberry; Creek bank in SE corner of property; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 17885.
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Nannyberry (Viburnum lentago) Ripe fruit raw, large seed difficult to remove if cooked.