wineberry

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n wineberry graceful deciduous shrub or small tree having attractive foliage and small red berries that turn black at maturity and are used for making wine
    • n wineberry raspberry of China and Japan having pale pink flowers grown for ornament and for the small red acid fruits
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Wineberry (Bot) The red currant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n wineberry In Australia, a small tree of the saxifrage family, Polyosma Cunninghamii, bearing small, ovoid, one-seeded fruits.
    • n wineberry The grape.
    • n wineberry The red or black currant, or the gooseberry.
    • n wineberry A Japanese species of raspberry recently introduced into the United States.
    • n wineberry The whortleberry. See winberry.
    • n wineberry Same as toot-plant.
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Usage

In literature:

The afternoon was hot, the little wineberry bushes were soft, and Jimmy lay in a big hemlock's shade.
"Northwest!" by Harold Bindloss
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