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(ˈʃiːpˌbɛrɪ; ˈʃiːpbərɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a North American tree or shrub, Viburnum Lentago, bearing white flowers and edible blue-black berries resembling sheep-droppings
2. an edible blue-black berry from the North American tree or shrub, Viburnum Lentago
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(ˈʃipˌbɛr i, -bə ri)

n., pl. -ries.
a North American shrub or small tree, Viburnum lentago, of the honeysuckle family, having small white flowers and edible, black berries.
[1805–15, Amer.]
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References in periodicals archive ?
Viburnum lentago L.; Nannyberry, sheepberry; Creek bank in SE corner of property; Rare; C = 5; BSUH 17885.
Viburnum lentago L.; Nannyberry, Sheepberry; Woods, especially the central mesic woods; Abundant; C = 5; BSUH 13591, 13916.
Viburnum lentago L.; Nannyberry, Sheepberry; Woods; Infrequent; C = 5; BSUH 11677, 12975.