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1. A deciduous shrub or small tree (Ilex verticillata), the most widespread of North American hollies, growing in many variable forms from eastern Canada south to Texas and Florida and having bright red berries. Also called black alder.
2. Any of several other North American hollies, especially Ilex laevigata, having red berries.
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n, pl -ries
1. (Plants) a species of N American deciduous holly, Ilex verticillata, which produces red berries in winter
2. (Plants) the red berry of this plant
win•ter•ber•ry(ˈwɪn tərˌbɛr i)
n., pl. -ries.
any of several tall North American hollies, having red berries.
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|Noun||1.||winterberry - deciduous shrub of southeastern and central United States|
holly - any tree or shrub of the genus Ilex having red berries and shiny evergreen leaves with prickly edges
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